Renewables

Ivicom Consulting signs deal on EUR 61.3 million wind farm in Bihać

Photo: Pixabay

Published

February 18, 2019

Comments

0

Share

Published:

February 18, 2019

Comments:

0

Share

The government of the Una-Sana Canton and Croatia’s Ivicom Consulting have signed a contract to regulate the parties’ relations concerning a concession agreement to build and operate wind turbines, each with a capacity of up to 5 MW, on the territory of Bihać, paving the way for launching a study on the economic viability of the BAM 120 million (about EUR 61.3 million) project, according to a press release from the cantonal government.

This will be a second wind farm on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mustafa Ružnić, the canton’s premier, said following the signature on February 14. According to earlier reports, the cantonal government gave the go-ahead for signing the contract with Ivicom in early January this year.

Economy minister Nijaz Kadirić, who signed the contract with the investor’s representatives, said this will be the biggest electricity generation project in the canton ever, adding that he hopes the study will confirm the potential for building the proposed wind farm, in what would make this part of the country independent in terms of electricity production.

Kadirić also said he hopes the research will show that the selected location, called Teočak, has the potential for building a wind farm with an installed capacity of 40 MW.

According to previous reports, the initial steps concerning the wind farm concession were taken in 2016.

Ivicom also working on Podveležje wind farm

Research on the selected location will take a year, according to Dinko Čondić, a representative of the Croatian firm, which is a member of Austria’s Ivicom Holding. Čondić recalled that Ivicom is currently also working on a wind farm in Podveležje in Mostar, and that the company has been involved in about 15 energy projects across the region.

According to earlier reports, Ivicom signed a memorandum of understanding last year with Montenegrin state power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) on a project to build the Gvozd wind farm in the municipality of Nikšić, with a projected installed capacity of 50 MW, in an estimated investment of about EUR 70 million.

Ivicom was also involved in developing the 72 MW Krnovo wind farm, which was put in operation in November 2017. Krnovo was built by France’s Akuo Energy and Ivicom, but the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Masdar has since signed an agreement to buy a 49% stake in the wind farm’s operator, a firm called Krnovo Green Energy.

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

Etem Gestamp ppa solar private equity fund growth

Automotive components producer Etem Gestamp signs PPA deal in Bulgaria

07 August 2022 - Private Equity Fund - Growth and Etem Gestamp have signed a ten year power purchase agreement for 4 GWh of solar energy

Turkey one third world geothermal greenhouses

Turkey accounts for one third of world’s geothermal greenhouses

05 August 2022 - The surface of greenhouses heated with geothermal energy in Turkey grew 400% since 2002, says Mücahit Kıvrak from the Balıkesir University

Ravno municipality BiH solar wind power 200 MW

BiH’s Ravno municipality inks 200 MW in solar, wind power capacities

04 August 2022 - Investors signed contracts for wind and solar power plant of over 100 MW and a photovoltaic unit of up to 100 MW in Ravno in BiH

Two-wind-farms-Croatia-corporate-PPA-deal-leave-FiT-subsidy-scheme

Two wind farms in Croatia enter merchant PPA deal, leave FiT subsidy scheme

02 August 2022 - Wind parks ZD 6 and ZD 2 & 3 are among the first renewable energy plants to voluntarily leave Croatia's feed-in tariff subsidy scheme