Vestas has received a 166 MW order for two projects awarded at the Polish wind-solar-energy auction in December 2019 thereby winning more than 1 GW of onshore wind energy projects in Poland since the country introduced its auction scheme in 2018.
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The Debnica Kazubska and the Bialy Bor wind projects will comprise six and 42 V126-3.45 MW turbines respectively. Providing an exceptional fit for the sites’ low wind conditions, the customised solutions with 117 metre towers in combination with 20-years Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreements will maximise power production while at the same time lower the levelised cost of energy.
The company has installed more than 2.1 GW in Poland, accounting for a 36 percent market share in the country’s wind energy sector.
“Vestas has proved to be a very reliable and trustworthy partner for many years on our earlier wind project developments in Spain” said Ignacio Huarte, Chairman of Uriel Renovables, S.A., a subsidiary of the Huarte family owned Group Uriel Inversiones. “We now look forward to strengthening our cooperation and to working together again on these two projects in Poland, which represent one of the largest developments we have carried out on our more than 25 years of history on the renewable energy market”.
Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe, added that reaching 1 GW of auction wins, means a milestone for the further development of the Polish onshore wind market and makes Vestas the market leader in Poland, being the main contributor to the expansion of wind energy with a 36 percent market share”.
The projects will feature a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution, lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output. The contract further includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as the service agreements.
Deliveries and commissioning are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021.