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Estonia’s Nelja Energia to open EUR 10 mln Ojakula wind farm

Estonian news - Tuul May 13, 2014

BNS, 13.05.2014

The alternative energy producer Nelja Energia AS is scheduled on Wednesday to inaugurate its new 6.9 megawatt wind farm completed at Ojakula near the town of Kunda on the Estonian North Coast for 10 million euros.

This is the first wind farm whose completion was supported with funds from the sale of carbon emission credits, the company said. Of the total product cost of 10 million euros 55 percent is money received from Spain for carbon credits.

Construction of the wind farm was financed by the Environmental Investment Center under the green investment scheme titled “Investment support for electricity producers who use wind energy as a source.”

The Ojaküla wind farm was physically completed in 2013. It comprises three Enercon E82 type wind turbines with a capacity of 2.3 MW each. The total capacity of the wind farm is 6.9 MW and the estimated annual output is 19 GWh.

In 2013, the wind farm produced 11.2 GWh of electricity.

The electric turbines were produced by the German company Enercon GmbH. The height of the mast of the wind turbine is 98 meters and the diameter of the rotors 82 meters. The wind turbine weighs 230 tons and the expected lifespan of the wind turbines is 20 years.

The wind farm is laid out on an area of approximately 80 hectares.

In 2012, Nelja Energia earned a profit of 9 million euros on sales of 37.5 million euros.

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