The Nordex Group received an order for the supply of 18 wind turbines for the state-owned energy supplier Hrvatska elektroprivreda's (HEP Group) for the 58-megawatt Korlat wind farm in Croatia, the German manufacturer announced Thursday.
According to the company's statement, under an agreement signed between the sides, the Nordex Group will also be responsible for service and maintenance of the turbines for a period of 20 years.
The delivery of the turbines will start at the end of 2019, while the plant is scheduled to go into operation in mid-2020.
The project is expected to produce nearly 170 gigawatt-hours of electricity, equivalent to around 1.5% of Croatia's electricity consumption.
"By building Korlat, we are supporting the HEP Group on its way to a CO2-free, climate-neutral electricity production," said Patxi Landa, chief sales officer of the Nordex Group.
The farm is the first wind farm project of the HEP Group's power plant portfolio.
"Korlat will be the first wind power plant in our generation portfolio, but also the first power plant in Croatia to generate electricity without incentives," said HEP President Frane Barbaric.
By Gokce Kucuk