Minister of Energy and Mining Aleksandar Antic met with director of the Belgian company Elicio, Nicolas Bruynooghe to discuss wind farm development in Alibunar.
Antic outlined that the Ministry of Energy and Mining was dedicated to improving legal framework so that started projects in the renewable energy resources segment would be finally implemented.
– I am pleased to hear that the projects Malibunar and Alibunar are being developed on schedule, which indicates that investors in the Republic of Serbia recognize Serbia as a reliable partner. The fact that major international financial institutions such as IFC are ready to fund projects in the field of renewable energy in Serbia shows we have become a safe country for investment – Minister of Energy and Mining, Aleksandar Antic said.
As the Ministry announced, director of Elicio informed the minister that the construction of the Malibunar wind farm (8 MW) was underway, and that the wind farm was supposed to become operational by the year end.
– Soon, we are going to start building a 42 MW wind farm in Alibunar of 42 MW which will be financed in collaboration with IFC – Bruynooghe added.
Head of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for the Western Balkans Thomas Lubeck, underlinedt the importance of good cooperation on the implementation of the said projects. “I am pleased to see that things are going smoothly and that there is support”, Thomas Lubeck said, and expressed the readiness of the financial corporations to continue participating in the energy sector development in Serbia.
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