Regional authorities in Murmansk now confirm that a Russian company is requesting permission for the construction of a 110 million EUR windmill park on the western side of the Pechenga Bay, just few kilometres from the border to Norway.
Regional authorities in Murmansk have not only opened up for a 200 MWh windmill park in the area of Teriberka on the coast of the Barents Sea. Now, they confirm that another two windmill parks are on the table, one of them in the Pechenga rayon on the border to Norway.
According to the Murmansk economy department, the Pechenga windmill park is planned located northwest of Liinakhamari, on the coast of the Barents Sea. The park will situated just few kilometres from the Norwegian border.
According to Murman.ru, it is the Sankt Petersburg-based company Russkii Veter which together with “a group of Russian investors” is planning the Pechenga project. Investments are estimated to 110 million EUR.
If implemented, the windmill parks will make Murmansk Oblast a unique Russian pilot region on the development of alternative energy.
The development of wind energy will be on the agenda in today’s meeting in the Murmansk inter-ministerial commission on production capacities, Murman.ru writes. In the meeting, also the proposal of the Dutch company ProjectInvest to construct a 100 MWh wind farm between the villages of Teriberka and Lodeynoe will be discussed.
The project from ProjectInvest is the second park proposed in the Teriberka area. From before, the company Windlife Energy is planning a 200 MWh park near Teriberka.
It remains an open question whether the wind power could be used in the development of Gazprom’s huge Shtokman gas project and the planned LNG plant in Teriberka.