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Neda Lazendić, Country Manager, WV-International NBT

Focused On Alibunar

NBT AS (NBT) has partnered up with WV International to develop an 800MW portfolio of wind projects in Serbia. The company, which now operates under the name WV-International NBT, has announced that its two Alibunar projects, with a total capacity of 168MW, will come online as early as 2023.

WV-International NBT has announced its preparations for the first Serbian auctions for premiums, which is set to be held by the end of 2021, as disclosed by the Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy, says WV-International NBT Country Manager for Serbia, Nada Lazendić.

You met recently with Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy Zorana Mihajlović. What was the reason? What did you discuss?

Renewable energy company WV-International NBT informed Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy Zorana Mihajlović about the development of its renewable energy investment portfolio in Serbia. She told us that Serbia wants to attract high-quality investments in the energy sector and added that Serbia needs projects to be implemented efficiently, because the renewable energy sector is very important to the country.

The two Alibunar projects, with a total capacity of 168 MW, will come online as early as 2023

Our delegation comprised Norwegian Ambassador Jørn Gjelstad, NBT AS Vice President Magnus Johansen and me, as Country Manager of WV-International NBT. NBT AS Vice President Johansen said that the company wants to contribute to energy transition in Serbia following its extensive experience in wind farm project development in Norway, Ukraine and China, while he added that NBT is very interested in investing in Serbia, which is why the company joined the wind farm projects launched by Windvision (now WV-International).

What is in your focus now? What is your most important project in Serbia?

From our impressive 800 MW portfolio, our current focus is on the Alibunar wind projects, for which the company has just finalised the alternation of the construction permits and aligned the project with the new generation of wind turbines to be installed. We have knowhow and experience, because we has a strong partner – NBT AS (NBT). This Oslo-based wind power developer has partnered with us, WV International, on wind projects in Serbia.

The joint company, which now operates under the name WV-International NBT, has announced that its two Alibunar projects, with a total capacity of 168 MW, will come online as early as 2023. By the way, WV-International NBT has also announced that it is preparing for the first Serbian auctions for premiums, planned to be held by the end of 2021, as disclosed by the Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy. The Government has introduced this supporting mechanism as part of the new set of energy laws that were recently adopted. The alternations are part of the process in which the company is preparing to achieve the most competitive price at the first-ever auction of this kind in Serbia.

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