Russia’s fledgling wind power sector is in line for another significant boost as  German developer SoWiTec advances plans for a 90MW development in the Rostov region, in the southern part of the country.

SoWiTec’s local unit Azov VES has inked an agreement with regional authorities over a 133-hectare site.

The preliminary cost of the development, which would outstrip the capacity of all the existing wind farms in Russia combined, is around 10bn rubles ($173m), the country’s wind energy association (Rawi) said.