Veniamin Kondratyev and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Spain to Russia Ignacio Ibanez discussed issues of cooperation in the field of economy.
The main topic of the negotiation was the development of cooperation in the field of agriculture and non-traditional renewable energy sources, and in particular, a project on constructing a wind power plant in the Temryuk District, in which a Spanish investor is ready to participate.
The average annual wind speed in the region is 8 meters per second (in comparison, wind power engineering is rapidly developed at a speed of 5-6 meters per second in Europe). At present time, 8 sites for the placement of wind power plants have been prepared in the region.
An agreement on the construction of a wind park in the Temryuk District was signed with ELAWAN Energy S.L., a Spanish company, at the Sochi Investment Forum. It is planned that construction will begin in 2019.
Elawan Energy manages wind and mini hydro projects with a capacity of 479 MW in seven countries – the USA, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Belgium, Poland and Turkey.
As for the development of relations in the sphere of agricultural business, the Krasnodar Region is interested in adopting the successful experience of Spanish colleagues in grape processing using modern technologies.