Severstal Russian Steel’s Severstal Distribution will supplies rolled steel for pouring foundations for the turbines of the Kola wind farm of Enel Russia in the Murmansk region with a capacity of 201 MW. 1.2 thousand tonnes of steel have already been delivered to the facility & another 1.5 thousand tonnes will be shipped. Severstal Distribution will supply A500C class valves. These products feature improved performance characteristics: low carbon content in steel and thermo mechanical processing during the production of rolled products provide ductility and improved weldability of the final product. Among the advantages of Severstal A500C fittings are increased strength and durability, and they can also be used at temperatures down to minus 55 degree Celsius
The supplier of towers for wind turbines, 82 meters high & 4.3 meters in diameter, for this project was also the joint venture of PJSC Severstal, Windar Renovables SL and RUSNANO Management Company LLC VRS Bashny. VRS Towers LLC is the main supplier of towers for the Russian projects of Siemens Games Renewable Energy LLC. At the industrial site of the plant in Taganrog, 57 towers, 171 sections in total, were manufactured for wind power plants at the Kola wind farm. The products are already ready for shipment, the customer plans to start shipping in 2021.
The wind farm construction project is being implemented within the framework of an agreement on cooperation in the development of renewable energy sources signed with the government of the Murmansk region in November 2018. The agreement is aimed at increasing the economic potential through the introduction of new methods of electricity production and the creation of energy infrastructure facilities. The coast of Murmansk, characterized by special climatic conditions, has become a suitable place for the construction of a wind farm: the average annual wind speed on the coast of the Barents Sea reaches 8.5 meters per second. Similar conditions exist only on the coast of Portugal.
A total of 57 wind turbines will be located on the territory of the Kola wind farm, which will allow producing 750 GWh of electricity per year and reducing carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. The completion of all stages of work and the commissioning of the wind farm into commercial operation are scheduled for December 2021.