Essen,
23
May
2019
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08:41
Europe/Amsterdam

innogy starts construction for Polish wind farm

  • 33 megawatt wind farm in Zukowice

  • Project executed with turbines from Nordex Group

innogy SE is commencing construction works for the onshore wind farm Zukowice in Poland this week. Zukowice is a 33MW project in Lower Silesia for which the contract was awarded in the first Polish onshore wind auction in November 2018. 11 turbines manufactured by the Nordex Group will be installed. – ten N131/3000 and one N117/3000. The Nordex Group and innogy work together as strategic partners on new onshore projects in Europe and the United States in order to grow optimally in a highly competitive environment in future. The Zukowice wind farm is expected to be commissioned in 2020.

Hans Bünting, Chief Operating Officer of Renewables at innogy SE: “After four years, we can finally build new wind turbines again in Poland. The auction last November, which was extremely successful for us, was an important step towards reinvigorating the Polish wind market with its multitude of excellent wind farm locations. We are now pleased to be fulfilling the obligation to build the wind farm following the success of the auction. That this is possible after such a short period of time is one successful outcome of our new strategic cooperation with the Nordex Group.”

“We are delighted with the further project from our strategic partnership with Innogy. Our customized wind turbine supply and service package enabled innogy to win at the highly competitive 2018 auction in Poland.” said Nordex-Chief Sales Officer Patxi Landa.

Polish market for renewables

Wind energy is the most extensively developed and advanced renewable technology also in Poland. Poland plans to generate at least 15 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2020. Currently there are wind turbines installed with a total capacity of around six gigawatts in Poland.

innogy wind portfolio in Poland

Poland is an important core market for innogy. The company operates eight onshore wind farms with a total installed output of more than 240 MW in Poland. The wind farms are located in four regions: Nowy Staw is close to the city of Gdańsk, Opalenica in the region of Poznan, Krzecin and Tychowo in Western Pomerania. Wind farms Suwalki, Piecki and Taciewo are located in close proximity of one another in Podlachia in north-eastern Poland.