Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Albania to Host Europe's Biggest Windfarm

Yes, yes, we all know how awesome Albania is. However, we have another bulletin. Albania will host the largest windfarm in all of Europe. This windmilltastic farm will supply power for and will be constructed by Italy. The farm will consist of 250 turbines, over 50 more than at Tug Hill.

The Albanian government has transferred more than 97 hectares of land to Italy’s Moncada Energy Group, which through its Albanian subsidiary, Enpower Albania, aims to build a 500 megawatt wind farm, comprising 250 turbines, in the south of the country. The biggest wind farm in Europe. The project will include the construction of a transmission line running from the port of Vlora in Albania to the Italian port of Brindisi. A cable, stretching 145km under the Adriatic at a depth of over 900 metres, will allow electricity to be transmitted in either direction. Construction is expected to start in 2010.

Good for Albania. They're joining NATO and are still cool. How can they get any cooler?

1 comment:

Editor said...

Albania's so cool.