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Croatia's HEP launches 500 mln kuna (66 mln euro) Korlat wind farm

Croatia's HEP launches 500 mln kuna (66 mln euro) Korlat wind farm The Flat Top wind park in central Texas. Source: Innergex

ZAGREB (Croatia), April 29 (SeeNews) - Croatian state-owned energy supplier Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP) has put into operation Korlat wind farm worth 500 million kuna ($80.2 million/66.2 million euro), it said.

The wind farm near the town of Benkovac, Zadar county, has 18 wind turbines of 3.6 MW each, which were delivered, installed and put into operation by Germany's Nordex, HEP said in a statement on Wednesday.

Local companies Ing-Grad and Fractal carried out the works on the construction of the infrastructure and the connection to the grid.

With an expected annual production of 170 GWh, the wind farm will produce enough electricity to power over 50,000 households, Croatia's prime minister Andrej Plenkovic said in the statement.

HEP also said it plans to start next year the construction of a 75 MW solar power plant estimated to cost over 500 million kuna next to the Korlat wind farm.

The energy supplier plans to increase its share of energy production from renewable sources by 50% by 2030, to 9 billion kWh/yr.

(1 euro = 7.55586 kuna)