200 Megawatt wind park planned for Murmansk Region

Publish date: September 28, 2008

Murmansk Governor Yury Yevdokimov went early last week for talks with the Dutch corporation Windlife Energy to discuss the construction of a 200 megawatt wind park in the Kola Peninsula region, reported.

Yevdokimov met in Amsterdam with Windlife Energy executives, as well as representatives of other companies that specialise in harnessing wind energy, long considered by environmentalists as an untapped resource in the Murmansk Region.
The discussion was wide ranging, taking into consideration whether the land for the wind park would be rented to how to attract foreign investment to the project. Yevdokimov also held meetings at the city administration of Groningen, a sister city of Murmansk.  

Yevdokimov held further talks at the Hague with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade, Frank Heemskerk, visited a Dutch wind park, and went to a factory where parts for wind installations are made.