AO Severstal Distribution (part of the distribution network of the Severstal Russian Steel division) supplies rolled metal for pouring foundations for the turbine of the Kola wind power plant, the wind farm of PJSC Enel Russia in the Murmansk region with a capacity of 201 MW. 1.22 thousand tons of steel products have already been delivered to the facility, another 1.5 thousand tons will be shipped.
“For the construction of the largest wind farm in Russia beyond the Arctic Circle, Severstal Distribution will supply A500C class valves. These products feature improved performance characteristics: low carbon content in steel and thermomechanical processing during the production of rolled products provide ductility and improved weldability of the final product. Among the advantages of Severstal A500C reinforcement is increased strength and durability, and it can also be used at temperatures down to -55 ° C, ”notes Timur Yudichev, head of the distribution network of the Severstal Russianstal division.
A supplier of towers for wind turbines (82 meters high, 4.3 meters in diameter), a joint venture between PJSC Severstal, Widar Reovables SL, and RUSNANO Management Company - LLC Bashny VRS, also performed for this project. 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 Kolskaya wind farm. The products are already ready for shipment, the customer plans to start shipping in 2021.
The project for the construction of a wind farm is being implemented within the framework of a cooperation agreement on 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. 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 Barents Sea coast reaches 8.5 m /s. Such 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 produce 750 GWh of electricity per year and reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. Completion of all stages of work and putting the wind farm into commercial operation are scheduled for December 2021.