Enemalta’s construction of wind turbines in Montenegro nearing completion
The construction of turbines project in Montenegro, the first clean energy project that has been undertaken in partnership with Enemalta together with Shanghai Electric Power and the Chinese company Envision, is nearing its end. During a visit to Montenegro, Energy Minister Joe Mizzi held talks with Montenegro’s Minister for Energy while visiting the ongoing works to complete the wind turbines before the end of the year so these will be linked to Montenegro’s energy grid.
Spread over a distance of eight kilometres on Montenegro’s mountain side, the 23 wind turbines built by Envision Energy on contract with Enemalta and Shanghai Electric Power are being commissioned so that by early next year they will be providing energy for the country’s national grid. The project commenced a year ago and is nearing completion and in a few weeks’ time the wind turbines will begin producing 46 megawatts of clean energy.
During a site visit Minister Mizzi described the project as showing Malta’s commitment in the energy sector and added the project provided an opportunity for Enemalta to invest in clean energy while also producing further funds through the investment.
He said it is highly apparent that the timeframe set has been met and is on target. Minister Mizzi said that all that remains is the technical process for commissioning after which the official opening will follow.
He said he is satisfied in the way the project has been managed leading to the decision over the coming days of its official opening.
During his visit to Montenegro, the Minister also met the Minister for the Economy, Dragica Sekulic, who said she is satisfied the people of Montenegro are looking forward to the functioning of the project because this will contribute to decrease emissions.