Fortum and RDIF to build 116 MW solar power plant in Russia


and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will build a 116 MW solar power plant in Kalmykia in Southern .

When commissioned, it will be the largest solar power plant in .

The project will be implemented by the recently established joint venture between and RDIF, which already has 350 MW of wind power plants in the Ulyanovsk and Rostov regions.

The solar power plant is estimated to be commissioned in its full scale in the second half of 2022.

The first construction phase of 78 MW is expected to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2021 and the remaining 38 MW in 2022.

In line with its strategy Fortum aims to grow a sizable portfolio of onshore based power generation.

Fortum is one of the largest players on the renewable market in Russia with a portfolio of 2 GW of power parks and development projects, together with its joint ventures. 670 MW of this capacity is operational.

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