The 17,00 MWe "Xerovouni" wind park is built in the area of Platanos Nafpaktias in the prefecture of Aetoloakarnania. More specific, the wind generators will be installed in ridge of Xerovouni mountain, 2 km NE from Platanos and 25 km N of the city of Nafpaktos.

Access to the park location is through asphalt road up to the foot of the mountain and then through dirt road. In order to facilitate access, small improvements were done to the asphalt road, especially at "U" bents. The dirt road was widened and the surface was compacted with good quality gravel. (Google map)

Description of the project

The works for installing the wind-park include:

  • Twenty wind generators GAMESA G52/850kW with 52 m impeller diameter and 44m base height
  • Installation of a 44 m meteorological mast
  • Road construction within the park for a total length 3,5 km, improvement of access dirt road at a length of 4,8 km and improvement of asphalt road with 20 minor/temporary alterations
  • Erection of a 110 m2 Control building for monitoring and controlling the generators which is also used for spare parts warehouse. A 80 m2 snowing station is erected at the beginning of dirt road.
  • Two 20 kV independent lines for the transportation of generated power to the transfer station. The length of the lines is 23,8 km, 2,3 km of which is underground.
  • A transfer station 20-150 kV, in an area of 15.000 m2, build in 5 levels with 2 control buildings.

The works to the park started in the fall of 2010, initially doing the access road and the road inside the park. Construction stopped during the next winder and started again in April 2011. Up to December 2011 the major infrastructure works were completed. Late in spring of 2012, the wind generators arrived at the port of Messolongi and were transported by road to the place of the park (80 km away) and subsequently were erected. Trial operation took place in October 2012. (Photos)


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