Renewables

German VE Grebak plans to build windfarm in Nevesinje area

Photo; www.vladars.net

Published

May 23, 2017

Comments

0

Share

Published:

May 23, 2017

Comments:

0

Share

Republika Srpska Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining Petar Đokić lent his support to an initiative to build a windfarm in eastern Herzegovina. Đokić told representatives of the German company VE Grebak that the area is suitable because it has the right climate conditions for wind power generation.

The windfarm which the Grebak company is planning to build will have 49.5 MW of installed capacity and will produce about 130 GW of electricity a year. The total investment is estimated to stand at EUR 65 million and the project should be completed within the next two years.

Đokić met with VE Grebak and Nevesinje municipal officials in Banja Luka. He told them that the construction of the windfarm should be viewed as a development opportunity for the municipality, adding that the investment is significant not only because of new jobs but also because the necessary infrastructure will be built along with the windfarm.

VE Grebak company officials said that they have extensive experience in building wind-powered energy facilities and added that the they plan to invest technical resources along with finances in the project.

CEO of the VE Grebak local branch in Mostar Miralem Čampara said that the construction of the windfarm will stimulate the entire local economy in Nevesinje because local companies will be engaged on the project.

VE Grebak head office spokesman Erich Preisler and local branch official Admir Rahmić made a presentation of the construction plans during the meeting with Minister Đokić.

The Grebak windfarm is the second wind power project in the Nevesinje municipality. The British company Kermas is investing an estimated EUR 75 million in the construction of a wind power facility on the Trusina mountain which is due to become operational by the end of this year.

Both state entities in Bosnia-Herzegovina have drawn up action plans with the aim of increasing the amount of power generated by windfarms. The BiH Federation plans to reach the level of 43 MW of installed capacity while the Republika Srpska plans to reach 100 MW by the year 2020.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Floating wind farm project unites fishermen, investors in Ireland

01 July 2022 - A joint 2 GW floating wind farm project is the first cooperation in the world between the two opposing sectors.

Voltalia breaks ground Albania biggest solar park Western Balkans Karavasta

Voltalia breaks ground in Albania for biggest solar park in Western Balkans

01 July 2022 - The site for the Karavasta solar park spans 196 hectares in Fier county in Albania's west. The planned capacity is 140 MW.

two-wind-farms-axpo-romania

Switzerland’s Axpo to build two wind farms in Romania

30 June 2022 - The construction of the two wind farms, with a combined capacity of 250 MW, is expected to begin at the end of 2023

renewables

Greece passes renewables law targeting 15 GW in new capacity by 2030

30 June 2022 - Greece adopted a new law on renewables licensing, which includes various measures related to the energy crisis