The first steps are to create access to the sites of the individual turbines and adjust the terrain accordingly. Then foundations will be laid for the thirteen 80-meter Vestas turbines.
At the same time lines will be created to connect the wind farm to the grid. The energy generated by the installation will run 14 kilometers via an underground cable to a substation, from where it will be fed into the national 380 kV grid. The electrical equipment is supplied by Siemens. Most of the construction work has gone to local companies.
The whole installation has been developed and planned by Repower. Before construction could begin, the project also underwent a complex approval process, including a thorough assessment of the environmental impact. Final building permission and the licence to operate the farm were granted by the competent authorities this spring. Construction will take around a year, meaning that the wind farm is likely to be connected to the grid in the second half of 2012, the company added.