BayWa r.e. subsidiary ECOwind sells two wind farms in Austria

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BayWa r.e. subsidiary ECOwind has sold two wind farms in Austria to CHORUS Clean Energy AG. The company, located in Neubiberg near Munich, specialises in the operation of solar and wind power plants. Altogether, the projects sold have a total output of over 21 megawatts.

The wind farm in Zagersdorf in the Austrian state of Burgenland comprises three Enercon E-92 wind turbines with a hub height of over 100 metres and an output of 7 MW. Construction activity is proceeding apace, so the turbines will be ready for commissioning in April 2016.

The second project is taking shape in the municipality of Rettenegg am Herrenstein in the state of Styria. The six Enercon E-92 turbines will together reach an output of approximately 14 MW. Due to the particular location at a height of around 1400 metres, the turbines are quite a challenge to install. As a specialist in alpine wind farms, ECOwind has the relevant experience and comprehensive expertise when it comes to projects on difficult terrain. In Styria, the company has previously installed three wind farms in alpine locations. The latest wind farm is due to go online in spring 2017. Once completed, the two projects together will supply around 11,000 four-person households with green electricity.

BayWa r.e. is active in the Austrian market and neighbouring south-east European countries through its ECOwind subsidiary. The focus here is on the engineering and implementation of wind energy projects. Most recently, the Steinriegel 2 alpine wind farm in Upper Styria was successfully extended with a further 11 Enercon E-70 turbines (25.3 MW). Steinriegel 1 and 2 jointly form the largest wind farm in European alpine area.

Felix Gmelin Communications Manager BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH
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