The Malta Independent 9 December 2019, Monday

Enemalta €90 million wind energy project inaugurated in Montenegro

Monday, 18 November 2019, 16:08 Last update: about 19 days ago

Enemalta Corporation, through its partnership with Shanghai Electric Power, today inaugurated a €90 million wind energy project in Montenegro, the Department of Information said.

The Mozura Wind Park is the first Maltese energy investment away from our shores, and involved the installation of 23 wind turbines across 13 kilometres.

The 46 megaWatt project was concluded in three years and, with the generation of 112 gigaWatt of clean energy, will be contributing towards the development of the sector in eastern Europe. 

The inauguration was held in the presence of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his Montenegrin counterpart Duško Marković.

Energy Minister Joe Mizzi said that energy became a pillar of the Maltese economy following the turnaround in the sector five years ago.

The scepticism expressed on the Enemalta-Shanghai Electric Power deal was wiped away because the relationship is beneficial to both, with one of the smallest countries and one of the largest countries cooperating together in the energy sector.

This is the new way by which Malta is establishing successful collaborations, Mizzi said. Shanghai Electric’s experience was fundamental in the restructuring of Enemalta, and now “we are seeing the fruit” of this cooperation, he said. 

Mizzi said that the project also involved intense cooperation with Montenegro, which aspires to join Malta in the European Union. 

This Malta-China-Montenegro project is a success story for all three countries, Mizzi said.

 

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