(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 5-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Fortum-Rusnano wind investment fund announced it is taking on its fifth project out of the total 1,823 MW awarded to the fund in the Russian wind auction during 2017 and 2018. The fund will invest in a 50-megawatt (MW) wind power project in the Rostov region, Russia.
The Fortum-Rusnano wind investment fund, which is 50/50 owned investment partnership, is already building 300 MW of wind power in the the Rostov region in Russia. The fund expects that the new wind farm will start production during the 4Q of 2020. The 50-MW Ulyanovsk 2 wind farm was the fund’s first joint project which began supplying capacity to the market on 1 January 2019.
The investment focus of the Fortum-Rusnano wind investment fund is wind power in Russia and decisions related to the renewable capacities won by Fortum and the Fortum-Rusnano wind investment fund during 2017-2019 period will be made on a case-by-case basis whereas Fortum’s maximum equity commitment is RUB 15 billion (around EUR 210 million).
Furthermore, Fortum has won the right to build in total 116 MW of solar capacity in June 2018 and June 2019.
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