Wind Energy Plants in Europe - other
Agia Anna
Location: Cyprus
Operator: Iberdrola Renovables
Configuration: 10 X 2-MW G90
Operation: 2012
WTG supplier: Gamesa
Quick facts: This €32mn project opened in May 2012. The 26,000m² site is on private land in the communities of Agia Annas, Kósini and Psefdá.

Photograph courtesy of Iberdrola Renovables
Posted 9 Jun 2013

Alexigros
Location: Cyprus
Operator: Wincono Cyprus Ltd
Configuration: 21 X 1.5-MW Vensys 82
Operation: 2011
WTG supplier: Vensys
EPC: Baju Energy GmbH, Elite Constructions Ltd, Vensys, Costas Meletiou Consultants, YTM Stavrides Ltd, Alstom Grid
Quick facts: The local site developer was Ketonis Developments Ltd. Cconstruction started in Dec 2010 and completed in Aug 2011. Production is expected to be about 80 GWh/yr. Land was made available by the Cyprus Forest Dept.

Photograph courtesy of AlisaPhotos (Panoramio)
Posted 8 May 2013

Benaiciai-1
Location: Lithuania
Operator: UAB Renerga
Configuration: 6 X 2.75-MW V100
Operation: 2007
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: This WPP was completed at the end of 2006 and accepted for commercial operation on 17 Mar 2007.The site is near Kretinga in Klaipeda county.

Photograph courtesy of UAB Renerga
Posted 23 May 2015

Gütsch
Location: Switzerland
Operator: Elektrizitatswerk Ursern (EWU)
Configuration: 1 X 600 kW E-40
Operation: 2004
WTG supplier: Enercon
Quick facts: This machine is located at 2,300m altitude on Mont-Gütsch near Andermatt and replaced a prototype 750-kW Lagerway machine. It was considered the highest-altitude full-size WTG in the world at the time.

Photograph courtesy of Suisse Eole
Posted 12 Jul 2006

Kaliakra
Location: Bulgaria
Operator: Kaliakra Wind Power AD
Configuration: 35 X 1-MW MWT62
Operation: 2008
WTG supplier: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
EPC: Inos
Quick facts: This site on the Black Sea coast is Bulgaria's first full-size wind park and Japan’s first major investment in the Bulgaria power sector. All electricity produced is sold to Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania.  KWP is jointly owned by MHI (70%) and inos (30%) (capitalization: €10 million). The project is a Japanese-Bulgarian Joint Implementation project and up to 350,000t of emission credits will be sold to Japan Carbon Finance Ltd, a company established by JBIC and Japanese corporations in 2004.

Photograph courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Posted 1 Oct 2008

Mt-Croisin
Location: Switzerland
Operator: Juvent SA
Configuration: 3 X 600 kW V44, 1 X 660 kW V47, 2 X 850 kW V52, 2 X 1.75 MW V66
Operation: 1996-2004
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: Juvent is owned by BKW and Industrielle Werke Basel.

Photograph courtesy of Suisse Eole
Posted 12 Jul 2006

Obrovac Zelengrad
Location: Croatia
Operator: EnerCap Power Fund I LP
Configuration: 14 X 3-MW V90
Operation: 2014
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: Vestas, ING-GRAD doo
Quick facts: This WPP received its operating license on 15 Dec 2014. EnerCap acquired the project in 2010. A 15yr, €50.56mn loan facility was signed on 5 Jun 2013 with UniCredit Bank Austria and Erste Group Bank and guaranteed by EKF. The co-investor is Crescent Capital’s Energy Transition Fund.

Photograph courtesy of ING-GRAD doo
Posted 10 Jul 2016

Pakri
Location: Estonia
Operator: Vardar Eurus Ltd
Configuration: 8 X 2.3 MW N90
Operation: 2004-2005
WTG supplier: Nordex
Quick facts: This wind farm is located at the tip of the Pakri peninsula on an old Soviet military base. Development began in 2000, the project was acquired by Vardar in May 2004, and construction got underway soon thereafter. The first wind turbine was connected on 15 Dec 2004 and the plant was completed in Mar 2005 at a cost of €24mn.

Photograph courtesy of 4 Energia
Posted 25 Mar 2009

Rudaiciai
Location: Lithuania
Operator: UAB Veju Spektras
Configuration: 15 X 2 MW E-70
Operation: 2006-2007
WTG supplier: Enercon
Quick facts: This wind plant and was built at about half a dozen sites near Vydmantai on the northern coast. The project cost €34mn and was mainly financed by a loan from a subsidiary of Hansabank. Areva T&D furnished a 110kV substation which was installed by Empower. Enercon is responsible for plant O&M.

Photograph courtesy of UAB Veju Spektras
Posted 6 May 2009

 
Salbatica
Location: Romania
Operator: Enel Green Power
Configuration: 70 X 2-MW G90
Operation: 2011
WTG supplier: Gamesa

Photograph courtesy of Enel Green Power
Posted 25 Jun 2015

Vetrocom
Location: Bulgaria
Operator: Alpiq Holding Ltd
Configuration: 20 X 2.5-MW
Operation: 2010
WTG supplier: Fuhrlander
Quick facts: This €80mn project is near Kazanlak, 200km east of Sofia. It was the first operational Alpiq wind farm in Bulgaria.

Photograph courtesy of Alpiq Holding Ltd
Posted 11 Nov 2012

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 10-Jul-2016

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