June 6 (Renewables Now) – The Russian Association of Wind Power Industry (RAWI) today issued an invitation to original equipment operators (OEMs) of wind turbines to form partnerships with the aim of setting up production in Russia.
Two cooperation models are being considered — a joint venture or the acquisition of a licence, the organisation said, adding that the volume of orders is more than 1,000 MW in Russia.
The news comes as yesterday it was announced that 2,213.67 MW of wind project proposals will compete in the final round of Russia’s 2018 renewable energy tender, compared to a targeted capacity of 830 MW. Projects should meet local content requirements.
RAWI said potential partners should meet a number of criteria such as experience in the production of wind turbines of at least 2.5 MW and immunity to sanctions against Russia.
Three global OEMs, Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS), Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) and Lagerwey, are currently working on localising their production, the group noted.