Currently, the Balkan region is growing significantly in the renewables sector. The countries have shown a strong commitment to increasing their quota of renewable energy sources by 2020. With over 3000 megawatts (MW) at end 2017, Romania already reached its 2020 wind power targets. However, other countries in the Balkans, such as Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia and Moldova still have to meet their 2020 renewable energy targets. Therefore, wind energy companies are developing business in this region and Senvion, of course, is a large part of that. The company is supporting its customers with its efficient and modular product portfolio providing competitive wind electricity.
Senvion’s Recent Experience in Croatia and Serbia
Senvion started its Balkan journey in 2008 in Hungary, with the installation of the Level wind farm, with a total capacity of 24 MW, and then in Romania. Most recently, Senvion just completed the connection of Kom Orjak Greda in Croatia, developed by Ecowind Windenergie and in Serbia, Senvion has successfully installed the 42 MW Alibunar wind farm, one of the most powerful wind farms in the country, developed by Elicio.
Cristophe Bols, Elicio Serbia Managing Director states: “Elicio is very satisfied with the cooperation with Senvion. The good job, which was performed during construction of the Malibunar wind farm (8 MW), was repeated in the process of transport, logistics and construction works for Alibunar wind farm. Senvion’s team performed with professionalism and reliability. We hope we will continue our cooperation with Senvion in the future in Serbia -but also in other new markets.
21 Senvion MM100 turbines at Alibunar wind farm, Serbia
Paving The Way for a Promising Future
Senvion is actively involved in major events such as Renexpo in Belgrade, which is the place-to-be for all key players active in wind energy sector in the Balkan countries. Additionally, Senvion took its role in the workshop organized by the Moldavian Ministry of Economy and the International Renewable Energy Agency “IRENA” about the Renewable Policies Implementation in the Republic of Moldova.
Renewable Policies Implementation in the Republic of Moldova workshop, held in June 5th in Chisinau
The main challenge in the Balkans is the local legislation for each country, meaning different requirements in terms of certifications, grid connection and permits. Our Legal, Project Management, Project Engineering and Service teams built up an expertise with the right flexibility to face different challenges, so that we can successfully cooperate with our customers for projects in different countries.
Andrea Albanesi, Sales Manager at Senvion Europe South said: “The main challenge in the Balkans is the local legislation for each country, meaning different requirements in terms of certifications, grid connection and permits. Our Legal, Project Management, Project Engineering and Service teams built up an expertise with the right flexibility to face different challenges, so that we can successfully cooperate with our customers for projects in different countries. In addition, our comprehensive, competitive and modular product portfolio fits any wind conditions and logistic challenge. I am particularly proud to take part in contributing to a successful 2020 renewable energy plan and build further projects in the Balkans.”