Senvion has closed a financial contract with Elicio NV for the Alibunar wind farm in Serbia.
Under the 42 MW order, Senvion will deliver, install and commission 21 MM100 turbines. The installation is planned to take place in the first half of 2018, which is ahead of schedule; originally, the installation was to be completed in fall 2018.
Alibunar is located close to the Malibunar wind farm, where four Senvion MM100 turbines will be installed in the second half of this year for another project. Senvion will take care of servicing over a period of 15 years for both projects.
“We are happy to be building our first projects in Serbia this and early next year. Our activities in Serbia mark a milestone which reflects our successful strategy to enter in new markets,” comments Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of Senvion. “With a strong hub in Milan, Italy, Senvion is well positioned to serve the whole southern European market very efficiently, and [with] the opening of a Senvion local branch in Serbia, we have the right team in place to be a strong partner for our customers in the Balkan region.”
The Alibunar wind farm will be located in the village by the same name, located 60 kilometers north of Belgrade. The turbines, which will produce enough energy to power roughly 27,600 homes each year, have a hub height of 100 meters and a rated output of 2 MW.