As stated by the EIB, the project concerns the implementation and operation of 44,85 MW wind farm in Engelhartstetten (district of Gänserndorf, Lower Austria).
The wind farm will primarily reduce carbon and air pollution emissions, which are externalities the market fails to address. It will also foster the integration of new, variable renewable generation technologies in the market. Ultimately, it will support the development of new renewable capacities with more market-exposed structures.
Construction of the wind farm started on 9 November and is set to last for 15 months. Grid connection is planned for December 2024, with commercial commissioning taking place in March 2025. In parallel, WLK energy has concluded a 15-year electricity supply agreement with Lenzing AG, a producer of wood-based textile fibres. Lenzing aims to cut CO2 emissions per tonne of fibres in half by 2030, and to become carbon-neutral by 2050. Another customer for the wind-power is Messer Austria, a manufacturer of industrial gas.
The project is located in a particularly sensitive bird area.
Erste Bank der österreichischen Sparkassen will add €27.7 million to the project.
As stated by the EIB, WLK energy is a privately owned Austrian energy producer. WLK energy’s mission is to provide a reliable supply of clean electricity from renewable sources to private households and businesses. It focuses in particular on the development, construction and operation of wind and solar farms and the distribution of the electricity generated.
|Private Actor 1||Private Actor 1 Role||Private Actor 1 Sector||Relation||Private Actor 2||Private Actor 2 Role||Private Actor 2 Sector|
|Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG (Erste Group Bank)||Investor||Finance||invests in||Windlandkraft GmbH||Client||Energy|
|Windlandkraft GmbH||Client||Energy||contracts with||Lenzing AG||Buyer||Energy|
|Windlandkraft GmbH||Client||Energy||contracts with||Messer Austria GmbH||Buyer||Industry and Trade|
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