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Impianto eolico di Kafireas

Composed of seven wind farms on the island of Evia, the facility has a total installed capacity of over 154 MW and is able to generate approx. 480 GWh per year.

About the plant

Kafireas, A Milestone Project

Located in the municipality of Karystos (Evia Island), Kafireas wind farm complex is the largest wind facility in Greece. Composed of seven wind farms on the island of Evia, the facility has a total installed capacity of over 154 MW and is able to generate approx. 480 GWh per year. The wind project includes the interconnection with mainland Greece through a 150kV high-voltage overhead, underground and submarine cable as well as two new 150 kV high-voltage substations in Evia. The energy from Kafireas is being  delivered to the national grid on mainland Greece through the super-high-voltage station located in Pallini, Attica.

Technology

Wind

Status

In operation

Capacity

More than 154MW

Production

Approx. 480 GWh per year

CO2 Emissions avoided

315,000 tonnes annually

Milestones

How we operated through the construction

Through the construction of Kafireas wind farm complex, Enel Green Power Hellas is boosting its commitment to the country’s renewable sector while creating shared value for its stakeholders, such as local communities. Towards this aim, we intend to preserve, valorize and transmit the natural and cultural resources of the region, as the sustainable development of the territory where we operate is key to Enel Green Power Hellas’s strategy.

To give a concrete example of some initiatives aiming at this goal, in cooperation with the Cultural Heritage Authorities, we worked to take care of the exhibits of ancient artifacts and improve the access paths and indications to the archeological sites of the area. Furthermore, we undertook a multi-year reforestation project aimed at regenerating the old chestnut forest of Kastanologos at the slopes of Ochi mountain, under the supervision of the Forestry authorities. The extent of the project comes to a total of 62,8 hectares, using a native chestnut species and the reforestation works are expected to be completed in 5-7 years.

Additionally, to minimize the environmental and social impacts of the construction activities, we implemented Enel Green Power’s Sustainable Construction Site model, a set of guidelines aiming at measuring the impacts we cause and mitigating them, adopting sustainable solutions during the wind plant construction period. To mention some of the solutions we implemented to follow this model, we can highlight the hiring of local staff on site activities wherever possible, the installation of some PV panels on site to cover part of its energy needs avoiding CO2 emissions and the recycling of construction materials, with the help of local people, interested in reusing wooden pallets or other forms of packaging of the construction equipment. Additionally, with the stones coming from our site, we built some water springs in the near villages. 

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Always with the scope of contributing to the economic and social development of the areas, we made available the first aid centers to the residents of the neighboring villages, to take advantage of the first aid facilities of our site in case of emergency, we installed water tanks to be used  by the Fire Department or by the fire-fighting volunteers associations of the municipality of Karystos and we provided pick up 4X4 trucks fully equipped, to always support the job of the forest fire-fighting volunteers association.

For the material management and waste disposal we adopted the hierarchical management principle – prevention, preparing for re-use, recycling, another recovery (e.g. energy recovery). Disposal was respected in handling, storage, transportation and disposal of waste. Waste was segregated at the source. Designated places (Waste Storage) were identified to collect different types of waste (such as non-hazardous and hazardous waste materials) Collection areas, waste skips and bins were clearly marked to ensure visibility to the user.

Following the Sustainable Construction site model, we measured the performance of this site in the following categories: emissions, waste/materials, water, and people/biodiversity. All the people worked on in this site committed to working according to the principles, rules, and procedures established by Enel Green Power in the application of the most stringent international standards concerning safety, quality, environment, ethics and human rights.

The Enel Green Power activities within this construction site are certified in Quality, Safety and Environmental Management according to international Standards as ISO 9001:2008; ISO 45001, ISO 14001:2015.

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Work progress status

Status of construction phase

The construction of Kafireas has implemented Enel’s “Sustainable Construction Site” model, involving the recycling of 550,000 tonnes of soil and stones excavated during construction to revert an inactive quarry to nature, as well as the reuse of 10 tonnes of construction materials like wooden pallets, in cooperation with the local community, to fix the stables of local shepherds.

In line with the Creating Shared Value (CSV) model adopted by the Enel Group, which aims to combine business development and local community needs, EGPH has carried out sustainability projects in support of local activities such as beekeeping and livestock breeding. These projects include the creation, throughout the wind parks, of special areas for the optimal positioning of beehives and ramps to facilitate the movement of sheep and goats. Other initiatives being carried out include the reforestation of around 100 hectares, including the wild chestnut forest of Kastanologgos of 64 hectares, with the aim to recreate and protect the wider ecosystem, support forestry activities, as well as promoting sustainable tourism.

Work progress status

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Descrizione Prezzo target (€) Raccomandazione Analista
Status of construction phase 100.00
Prezzo target medio € 100.00
Versione Open Data
Total number of site workers Total number of workers from Evia No. Working hours No. training hours on site
1,200 540 1,500,000 Hours with zero accident > 10,000 hours
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Prezzo target medio € 50.00
Versione Open Data
 Total investment on Safety Protection (on site) Total investment on Environmental Protection (on site) Total cost of reforestation 
>850.000€ >250.000€ >2.000.000€
Construction Waste production & recycling Special waste transferred to recycling sites Building Material re-used in Construction Site
>550.000 tons >10.000 tons
>10.000 tons
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Descrizione Prezzo target (€) Raccomandazione Analista
Waste transferred 99.00
Waste not transferred 1.00
Prezzo target medio € 50.00
Versione Open Data