Environmental Croatia: New Wind Farm Built Near Slano

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A new wind farm opens on the Dalmatian coast.

The new wind farm at Lisačke Rudine, worth 42.5 million euros, has been put into operation. This has been confirmed by the country manager of RP Global Holding and the director of Rudine Wind Farm Bojan Reščec reports Slobodna Dalmacija on September 28, 2015. “We have completed the construction process on September 5. All the blades have been set, all twelve turbines are in operation. We are now preparing for the technical inspection”, said Reščec who was very satisfied with the excellent and quick completion of the construction.

Works near Slano began in September last year, and the deadline was the end of this summer. The wind farm is already producing electricity. There are twelve wind turbines in total located at the height of 85 metres. The blades are 51.5 metres long. Therefore, at their highest point, the top of the blades are at the height of 136 metres, which is almost equal to the height of the carrier pylon of the bridge across Ombla near Dubrovnik.

The construction work was done by Kamgrad company from Zagreb, which also built the wind farm Velika Glava near Šibenik, which is also owned by RP Global. Installed capacity of the wind farm will be 34.2 megawatt-hours, and it is expected that the annual production will be around 85 GWh, which can cover the needs of about 20,000 households, or the city the size of Dubrovnik.

Director of the Slano Tourist Board Slaven Zvono is extremely pleased with the way the construction was done. “The turbines have sprouted one after the other, we have not even realized what was being done. One day, you would just wake up and see a turbine from your window. It looks great”, says Zvono, adding that the wind farm will become another attraction for tourists.

RP Global received the planning permission in 2009, and the construction was scheduled to start a year later. However, central authorities in Zagreb requested certain modifications, and the Croatian Transmission System Operator had to issue necessary quotas. After two years, the construction was finally launched and the large investment in the municipality of Dubrovačko Primorje was safe.


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