Western Balkans' largest wind park opens near Kovin

Cibuk 1, the Western Balkans' largest wind park, was ceremonially opened in Mramorak near Kovin, northern Serbia, on Friday.

11 Oktobar 2019 14:12

KOVIN - Cibuk 1, the Western Balkans' largest wind park, was ceremonially opened in Mramorak near Kovin, northern Serbia, on Friday.

The 57-generator, 158 MW wind park will supply electricity to 113,000 households and could reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by over 370,000 t a year.

The opening ceremony was attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Deputy PM Zorana Mihajlovic, Minister of Mining and Energy Aleksandar Antic, acting director of the national electric power company EPS Milorad Grcic, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Abu Dhabi-based Masdar, and others.

The construction of the wind park was completed in April.

The project is the work of Masdar and the wind power firm Vetroelektrane Balkana, and the approx. 300 mln euro investment was supported by the International Finance Corporation - a World Bank Group member - and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.


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