State Corporation Rosatom plans to create a joint venture in Russia with the Dutch company Lagerwey as early as in the summer of 2017, which will manufacture components for windmills.
At the past Atomexpo-2017 forum JSC OTEK, which is part of Rosatom (and implementing wind power projects), together with Lagerwey company, signed an agreement in which a technology transfer from the Dutch enterprise for the production of components for windmills is agreed. According to «PRIME Business News Agency», the agreement includes obligations on the location of production of these components in Russia, the volume of which should not exceed 65%.
Thus, Rosatom defined Lagerwey as its partner in the construction of plants for the production of components of windmills in the territory of Russia.
The geography of the location of future production facilities is wide, but the production is planned to be kick-started in the Rostov Region, Volgodonsk at the Atommash engineering plant owned by Rosatom.
Wind power is considered by Rosatom as one of the promising non-nuclear areas in the energy sector. In 2016, the company won a tender for the construction of three wind farms in Krasnodar Krai, the total capacity of which is 610 MW. In June 2017, following the results of the contest of investment projects in the field of renewable energy, Rosatom gained the right to construct 360 MW of wind farms capacity. According to information from the presented projects, the stations will be localized in the Kurgan Region, Krasnodar Krai и Adygea.
The partnership between Rosatom and Lagerwey provides for the transfer of critical technologies necessary for the production of windmills in the territory of the Russian Federation (the requirements of the Russian party determine the degree of localization of at least 65%).