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Alerion get green light to build wind farm in southern Italy

ITALY: Italian wind developer Alerion Clean Power has received authorization to build a 72.6 MW wind farm in the southern Italian region of Apulia.

Alerion’s 34 MW Ordona wind farm in Apulia, operational since April 2009, is composed of 2 MW Repower turbines
Alerion’s 34 MW Ordona wind farm in Apulia, operational since April 2009, is composed of 2 MW Repower turbines

Alerion says the Apulia wind farm will be sited in San Marco in Lamis in the province of Foggia and should produce between 130-140 GWh of electricity a year.   

The company expects to invest between €95-105 million on the project, and says it is already in advanced negotiations with banks for project financing.  Alerion did not provide details of the expected timing of project completion.

Alerion, whose shares are quoted on the Italian stock exchange, already has 123 MW of operational wind farms in the regions of Sicily, Campania and Apulia. The new Apulia project brings its total of plants under construction to 146.6 MW.

In the medium term, Alerion aims at 500 MW of installed wind capacity, 400 MW in Italy and 100 MW in foreign markets like Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey.

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