Kola Wind Farm launches Phase 2 turbines
The Kola Wind Farm, the world’s largest wind power plant north of the Arctic Circle, held a ceremony to mark the launch of Phase 2.
“I would like to thank the leadership of the Murmansk Region and all those who contributed to building the Kola Wind Farm for launching this major Russian project. In fact, this is the world’s largest wind farm north of the Arctic Circle. We have completed it despite the challenges posed by the sanctions pressure. In Russia, the Government has been carrying out a large program at the instructions of President Vladimir Putin to build renewable energy infrastructure and manufacturing sites to make equipment for our power plants,” Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said during the ceremony.
The wind farm’s Phase 1 with its 170-megawatt capacity was launched on December 1, 2022. With Phase 2, the total capacity has now reached 201 megawatts. The Kola Wind Farm has 57 turbines and covers an area of 257 hectares.
“The wind farm is expected to have an annual output of about 750 million megawatt hours, which can prevent up to 600,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year,” Lukoil’s press service said in a statement.
The wind farm mostly uses Russian equipment and was built as part of a state program to support renewable energy under an agreement to develop renewables with the government of the Murmansk Region. In 2021, the Kola Wind Farm was designated as a strategic regional investment project.