Mitsui to install turbines on Russian island

RUSSIA: Japanese firm Mitsui is to build at least two wind turbines in the far-eastern Russian region of Primorye this year.

Mitsui, with partners, commissioned three turbines in Kamchatka Peninsula in 2017

Under the terms of the contract, the turbines will be installed on the island of Popov and will help solve a problem of energy shortage in the island.

During a second stage of the project, further turbines could be built in other parts of Primorye, with a total capacity of 20MW.

The volume of investments is not disclosed, however, according to reports from sources in the Primorye government, it could be in the range of $50-60 million.

Last year, Mitsui, with partners including NEDO, Komaihaltec and Fuji Electric commissioned three turbines in Kamchatka Peninsula.