Construction of Wind Farm of 1,500 MW, Solar Power Plant of 500 MW and Factory of Green Hydrogen to Begin in Bor in 2025

Source: eKapija Sunday, 28.01.2024. 11:07
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Next year, in the Bor area, the construction of facilities of a total capacity of 2 GW, that is, a wind farm of 1,500 MW and a solar power plant of 500 MW, as well as a factory of green hydrogen, with a capacity of around 30,000 tons a year, will begin. The total investment amounts to around EUR 2 billion, and the investor is Shanghai Fengling.

The Memorandum of Understanding on investments in renewable energy sources was signed on Friday at the Government of Serbia by the minister of mining and energy, Dubravka Djedovic Handanovic, with the companies Shanghai Fengling and Zijin Copper Bor.

The signing of this memorandum, the minister said, marks the beginning of the realization of this, individually the biggest, project in renewable energy sources in Serbia, which will be realized by said Chinese companies.

The beginning of the construction of the facility is planned for the first quarter of next year, and the first phase of 700 MW should be completed by mid-2026. By the end of 2028, the whole project, that is, all 2,000 MW, should be completed, and green hydrogen production capacities of 30,000 tons a year should be reached.

– The produced energy will be used for the needs of the production of Zijin, which is one of the biggest exporters in Serbia and which constantly increases its production, especially after the completion of the reconstruction of the smelter in Bor – the minister pointed out.

According to her, in addition to direct investments in environmental protection in mining production, this project will enable a considerable part of the electrical energy for the needs of Zijin to be produced in a sustainable way, that is, without the use of fossil fuels and without negative environmental impact.

Djedovic Handanovic emphasized that the investment would enable the creation of 300 to 500 new jobs, mostly related to the renewable energy sources sector.

– With this project, Serbia is becoming one of the European centers in the field of production and equipment for RES and green hydrogen projects. Also, it will contribute to the achieving of our goals in the field of energy security and independence and to achieving the ambitions of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 – concluded Djedovic Handanovic.

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