SIGNIFICANT RECOGNITION FOR MK FINTEL WIND
Kula, 30 March, 2016 – The company MK Fintel Wind is the winner of this year's social benefits Aurea Award, presented by eKapija business portal. This company has opened the wind farm Kula at the end of this year, which is also the first wind farm in Serbia with the total installed capacity of 9.9 MW, in which construction 15 million euros was invested.
The wind park in Kula, which at the same time was producing the first amount of electricity, consists of three 178 meters high wind turbines of Vestas from Denmark, which are also the highest in Southeast Europe. By building the first wind farm in Serbia, our company has contributed to increasing the share of renewable energy sources (RES) in final consumption of electricity and bringing our country closer to achieving the set target of 27% of the share of RES in gross final energy consumption by the end of 2020.
Petar Kovačević, engineer of MK Fintel Wind, who received the award has pointed out that initiatives such as Aurea Award are important for the promotion of successful projects in Serbia.
"By realization of this significant investment MK Group has confirmed its commitment to environmental protection and Serbia has received the first wind farm, which, besides the concern for the preservation of our planet, has a number of benefits - leading to an increase in greenfield investments, an increase in budget revenues through the collection of direct and indirect taxes, a number of other benefits that are reflected in increasing the attractiveness of this branch. Taking into account that this is the first wind farm, ie. the pioneering venture in this area, the risk of investing for other investors in similar projects has been reduced" stressed out Mr. Kovačević.
The company MK Fintel Wind is currently working on the construction of the wind farm La Piccolina near Vršac, which will supply about 5,500 households with green energy. In addition to increasing the total energy capacity in Banat, Vojvodina and the Danube region, the company plans to implement and build more wind farms in the future in order to raise its own resources as well as the local economy.
This year's winners of the Aurea Award 2016 were selected by a five-member jury and readers of eKapija.com and aurea.rs have also participated in voting. The condition for participation in the competition was that the projects were realized during the previous calendar year and that they have met three criteria: innovation, social benefits and financial potential.
For more information, please contact Represent Communications Agency, in charge for Public Relations of MK Group, on 011 / 71-50-500. Contact persons: Maja Pujević 062/506966