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Petrol takes 35 MW wind project in Croatia to next phase

Petrol 35 MW wind Dazlina Croatia next phase

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August 17, 2022

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Petrol from Slovenia is planning to build wind power plant Dazlina in Tisno near Šibenik. The public consultation process for the environmental impact study for the 35 MW facility lasts until September 9.

Slovenia-based Petrol operates two wind farms in neighboring Croatia. It filed an environmental impact report this year for its Dazlina facility and the public consultation has started, advancing the company’s third project in the country.

The site is northeast from the eponymous village in the municipality of Tisno in Dalmatia. The Šibenik-Knin County said the public review would last until September 9.

The project is for five wind turbines of 35 MW in total and a 31 MW connection to the electric grid, with 101 GWh in annual output. The company intends to build access roads and upgrade some forest tracks to macadam roads.

Nearest homes are almost one kilometer away

The wind power plant is envisaged to be installed on hills that are 132 to 206 meters above sea level. The supplier for the turbines hasn’t been picked yet. According to the study, the towers should be up to 149 meters high, and the rotor diameter is planned at up to 162 meters.

The location spans 6.3 hectares of which 3.7 hectares are for the wind turbines. The facility’s estimated lifespan is 20 years, with the possibility to extend it to a maximum of 25 years. The nearest houses are just over 900 meters away.

Petrol bought a 50% interest in the Dazlina project in 2017.

Petrol is bolstering its renewable energy portfolio

The fossil fuel, electricity and district heating distributor with headquarters in Ljubljana also has ambitious targets in the solar power segment. Petrol will install solar panels on 46 of its filling stations with the help of European Union funds and the project’s expansion is underway.

Earlier this year, the company said it would invest EUR 17 million in three solar power plants in Croatia with a combined capacity of 22 MW. It is also participating in a consortium developing Slovenia’s first pilot geothermal power plant.

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