Source: eKapija | Tuesday, 08.12.2020.| 08:57
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Kovin to Get Another Wind Farm in 2024 – Cibuk 2 to Have Twice as Much Installed Power as its Predecessor

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Another wind farm should be raised in Kovin in 2024. The project in question is Cibuk 2, which will have twice as much installed power as the Cibuk 1 wind farm, which opened in the autumn of 2019.

As the company Cibuk 2 Wind Energy, the investor in the project, told eKapija, this is a continuation of the investment in Wind Farm Cibuk 1 and Mramorak, and the new wind farm will be raised in the area of cadaster areas Bavaniste and Mramorak and be built in two phases.

– The project is supported by the same investors that made the investment in Wind Farm Cibuk 1. In the first phase, which should start in 2023 and end in a year, wind turbines of around 150 MW are to be built. The plan is to build as many in the second phase, so that Cibuk ends up having an installed power of slightly over 300 MW – the company told our portal. They add that the decision on the second phase of the construction will be made next year.

A total of EUR 300 million was invested in Cibuk 1, and the investors say that the value of the new project has not yet been estimated – the planning documentation is currently being prepared and the total investment value will be defined at the level of the project.

The study of the preparation of the detailed regulation plan of Wind Farm Cibuk 2 is currently up for an early public review at the Municipality of Kovin.
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According to the planning documentation, which was prepared by Untermolo d.o.o. from Novi Sad, the rough number of wind generators to be built within Cibuk 2 is 42, and the power of each pole will be up to 7.5 MW, so the maximum installed power of the wind farm will be 315 MW. According to Radovan Vukosavljevic, the head of the Department for Property-Legal Relations of the Municipality of Kovin, Cibuk 2 will have wind generators of more than double the individual capacity compared to those within Cibuk 1.

– Cibuk 1, with around 170 MW, required 57 wind generators, because each had 3 MW, and the new wind farm, with wind generators of close to 7 MW, for the first phase, of 150 MW, a total of 21 generators will be required, which will accelerate the construction of the wind farm – Vukosavljevic says for eKapija and adds that Cibuk 2 will encompass a bigger area, of around 4,600 hectares.

He points out that the plan is for the new wind farm to be connected to the distribution system through the existing substation, also used by Cibuk 1, but that the construction of a power line will have to be secured later on as well.

Vukosavljevic reminds that, after the early public review, which ends on December 19, the obtaining of the permits from public enterprises, the preparation of the detailed regulation plan and the assessment of the environmental impact are to follow, after which the location requirements and the building permit are to be obtained. He says that the plan is for the Municipality of Kovin to also sign an agreement on the business-technical cooperation with the investor at the end of the month, when the part of the wind farm’s profit that belongs to the municipality is to be defined as well.

Our interviewee says that Kovin now gets 2% of the profit for the realization of infrastructure projects in the territory of the municipality from Cibuk 1.

As then Energy Minister Aleksandar Antic said at the opening of this wind farm, with an annual production of 430 GWh, which is enough to supply a city the size of Novi Sad, Cibuk 1 makes up nearly 1.5% of the annual production of energy in Serbia.

Branislava Petrovic

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