March 28 (Renewables Now) – The chairman of the Russian Association of Wind Industry (RAWI), Igor Bryzgunov, has joined hands with the owner of shipping company Onego Shipping, Alexander Roslyakov, to build a 69-MW wind farm in Leningrad region, northwestern Russia.
The proposed plant will be located in the Volkhov district and is slated for commissioning between 2022 and 2023, RAWI said on Tuesday. The partners anticipate to get a building permit for the project by the end of this year and then intend to invite a strategic investor in the project.
In order to comply with a requirement for a 65% local content, heads of the two organisations are mulling over a partnership with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (BME:SGRE), Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems (CPH:VWS) and Ukraine-based Fuhrlaender Windtechnology LLC.
According to RAWI’s statement, the partners have also applied with power trading system NP Market Council for a 15-year tariff with a 12% per annum basic rate of return. The output of the wind farm is planned to be sold on the wholesale market.