The Čibuk 1 wind farm is the largest utility-scale commercial wind project in Serbia and the Western Balkans and comprises 158MW.

Led by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, the project capitalises on Masdar’s international renewable industry expertise in order to support Serbia’s ongoing socio-economic development.

Covering an area of 37 square kilometres, Čibuk 1 will be built around 50 kilometres outside Belgrade in the autonomous province of Vojvodina. Comprising 57 wind turbines supplied by GE Renewable Energy, the project provides electricity to 113,000 homes and displaces more than 370,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

Besides helping to minimise the environmental impacts of Serbia’s power sector, Čibuk 1 created as many as 400 local jobs during construction while also delivering 50 kilometres of new roads.

Serbia has pledged to produce 27 per cent of its domestic power needs from renewable energy sources by 2020, reducing the country’s dependence on coal-fired power generation in line with European Union regulations.

Čibuk 1 is Masdar’s fifth wind farm in Europe after the 630MW London Array, one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms in operation, the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm in England, and the 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial scale floating wind power development situated off the coast of Aberdeenshire. Masdar is also a partner in the 72MW Krnovo wind energy project in Montenegro. 


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