The first wind turbines have successfully been installed at Rosatom’s Adygea Wind Farm, marking another important step in Rosatom’s pursuit of its projects in the field of low-carbon electricity generation.
Standing in the Shovgenovsky and Giaginsky districts of the Republic of Adygea, the Adygea Wind Farm, which has a total capacity of 150 MW, has confirmed its readiness to produce electricity. So far, the first 13 wind turbines, a total capacity of 32.5 MW, have been installed. This milestone has proven the effectiveness and reliability of Rosatom’s chosen technology.
Alexander Korchagin, Director General of NovaWind JSC, Rosatom’s wind energy division, said:
“The successful realisation of the first stage [of this project] is a significant milestone in the implementation of the Green Square concept – Rosatom’s endeavour to develop low-carbon energy projects. The new wind farm uses a number of innovative technologies, which are being put into large-scale operation for the first time in Russia. It is important to note that the construction of the Adygea Wind Farm has allowed Rosatom to gain new competencies across the entire spectrum of wind energy projects and build the necessary groundwork for further growth in the promising low-carbon energy segment. Much work has yet to be done to obtain permits for the site’s permanent operation as an energy provider in the electricity market. The project’s second and third stages are scheduled for January 2020.
About NovaWind JSC:
NovaWind JSC is a Rosatom division responsible for the implementation of wind energy projects. By 2023, enterprises operating under the management of NovaWind JSC, plan to build and install wind power plants with a total capacity of 1 GW. Wind power stations will appear in the Republic of Adygea, the Stavropol Territory, and the Rostov Region. NovaWind JSC is an equal shareholder in a joint venture with a Dutch partner Lagerwey (Netherlands). The joint venture, Red Wind B.V. , was created in November 2017. Red Wind is responsible for marketing, sales, and the supply of turnkey wind turbines.