Construction of the first wind farm in BiH on the mountain Trusina, near Nevesinje, in which the British company “Kermas” will invest about 150 million KM, should be completed and put into operation in November next year, it has been confirmed to the daily Nezavisne Novine. Namely, in the next month should be signed theÂ agreements
Construction of the first wind farm in BiH on the mountain Trusina, near Nevesinje, in which the British company “Kermas” will invest about 150 million KM, should be completed and put into operation in November next year, it has been confirmed to the daily Nezavisne Novine.
Namely, in the next month should be signed theÂ agreements for the purchase of modern equipment and for the connection to theÂ network, and the construction works will continue in early spring, whichÂ should, according to the announcements, be completed in November next year.
Apropos, at one of its last sessions, at the proposalÂ of the Commission for Concessions of the Republic of Srpska, the Goverment ofÂ the RS gave approval to the company “Kermas” to become the majorityÂ shareholder in the concession company “Eol prvi” from Nevesinje,Â which is responsible for the project, thereby creating the conditions to startÂ with the realization of investments in the construction of the first wind farmÂ in the RS and BiH.
Zlatko MandÅ¾uka, director of â€œEol prvi” fromÂ Nevesinje said that the current activities relate to final negotiations withÂ the manufacturer of the equipment, i.e. wind turbines and equipment forÂ building a connection to the grid. “We expect that the contract for theÂ purchase of equipment and contract to build a connection to the network, whoseÂ joint value is 120 million KM, will be signed by 15 January or within the nextÂ month,” said MandÅ¾uka and added that these contracts will be signed inÂ Nevesinje, the seat of the concessionaire “Eol prvi”.
As for the choice of equipment, MandÅ¾uka said thatÂ “Eol prvi”, as the concessionaire, opted for the world’s largestÂ turbines, manufacturered by the Danish “Vestas”. As he pointed out,Â the contract on network connection, as expected, will be signed with the localÂ company specializing in the affairs of this kind.
According to him, â€œTransco BiHâ€ is a great help andÂ professional support in the realization of this project
“Recently we have sent them the project of theÂ transmission line for review, and the same will be done with the project ofÂ building a substation. ‘Transco BiH’ shall be the supervisory authority duringÂ the building of the connection of the Trusina wind farm to the existingÂ transmission network,” MandÅ¾uka said, adding that they expected to signÂ the contract on network connection with “Transco BiH” no later thanÂ the end of this month. Due to the specific nature of a wind farm as an energyÂ plant, MandÅ¾uka said that construction works are only about ten percent of theÂ investment.
“Because of he climate on Trusina mountain, whereÂ the altitude is 1000 meters, the new construction season will begin at the endÂ of March next year. The construction works will be carried out over a period ofÂ five months, which will be enough until the opening of the Trusina wind farmÂ and beginning of operation in November next year,” he said. Furthermore,Â he states that the construction works will partly include local buildingÂ companies.
MandÅ¾uka reiterated that the strategic partner for theÂ construction of the wind farm is the company “Kermas”, owned by DankoÂ KonÄar, who lives and works in London and is originally from this region. TheÂ company, which, among other things, deals with energy, operates in manyÂ countries of the world, and its value is estimated at more than 1.5 billionÂ euros.
The Trusina wind farm will produce annually, asÂ expected, about 160,000 megawatt-hours of electricity, which means that the
first wind farm in the RS will supply about 40,000 households, or a city withÂ about 160,000 people.
Apropos, in October 2012, the RS Government granted toÂ the company â€œEol prviâ€ a concession for 30 years to build a wind farm with 17Â turbines on Trusina, of total installed capacity of 51 megawatt. The height ofÂ the wind turbines will be 84 meters and the diameter of the rotor wing 112Â meters. Under the Energy Development Strategy of the RS by 2030, the mostÂ promising area for construction of wind farms is particularly east Herzegovina,Â the area from â€‹â€‹Kalinovik to Trebinje.
People of the municipality of Nevesinje, where thisÂ wind farm will be located, told us that the construction of the wind farm couldÂ be a driver of economic development in the municipality, and that they hope forÂ engagement of business entities in the construction of the wind farm, and alsoÂ new jobs. They expressed their hope that this major project will be put intoÂ operation within the time frame.
150 million KM will be invested in the first wind farmÂ in the RS
160,000 megawatt-hours of electricity will be producedÂ by this wind farm annually
40,000 households in theÂ RS will be supplied with electricity
Source: NezavisneÂ novine