The eKapija portal will hand out the 2017 Aurea award for the best investment of 2016. We have visited companies shortlisted for the last year's award in order to see how far they've gone in their development.MK Fintel Wind
won the social usefulness award at the last year's Aurea ceremony for its wind farm project, the first such project in Serbia, which opened in November 2015 in Kula.
Wind Farm Kula, worth EUR 15 million and with 9.9 MW of installed power, consists of three wind generators with around 178 meters in height, making them the tallest wind generators in Southeast Europe. The wind farm produces around 27,000,000 KWh of electricity a year and has the potential to supply between 5,000 and 8,000 households.
Petar Kovacevic, Project manager at MK Fintel Wind, says that “MK Fintel Wins is especially proud of eKapija's Aurea award, handed out by the jury which had assessed the social usefulness of Wind Farm Kula”.
– The fact that it was us who had won the award was good and encouraging for the employees at the company and was a kind of recognition for the work we had done on the Kula project – Kovacevic says.
It's been slightly over a year since Wind Farm Kula started producing electricity, and Kovacevic says that MK Fintel Wind is satisfied with its operations.
– We have achieved the planned amount of production and have not had major technical or operating problems – he says for eKapija.
After having put Wind Farm Kula into operation, MK Fintel Wind also activated La Piccolina wind farm in Zagajica at Vrsac. This 6.6 MW wind farm consists of two wind generators and has been producing electricity for eight months now.
The company invested around EUR 10 million in this project, and the second wind farm should be producing 20 GWh of electricity a year.
– We're satisfied with the production so far, and we will have a full picture after a year has passed – Kovacevic says, commenting on the first months of the operations of the wind farm, which opened in October 2016.