RWE Innogy commence construction work on their seventh wind farm in Poland last week. Its turbines will be delivered by the Hamburg-based manufacturer Nordex. In total, RWE Innogy ordered seven N117/2400 wind turbines from Nordex. The company has also signed a 15-year premium service contract for the turbines.
Green Electricity For 21,000 Households
RWE opted for the N117/2400 as this turbine is specifically designed to match most of the conditions prevailing at the site. Consequently, the wind farm will have an above-average capacity factor of 34 per cent despite the fact that the overall height of the systems has been capped at 150 metres by an administrative order. Each wind turbine will have rotors with a diametre of 117 metres and boast a capacity of 2.4 megawatts (MW). Altogether, the wind farm at Opalenica in the Poznan region will have an installed capacity of around 17 MW and will supply an equivalent of around 21,000 Polish households with green electricity each year.
Start Of Operations By Late 2015
The wind turbines are to be installed in summer 2015. Full commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2015.
First preparatory construction work for road construction, for instance, is already under way. The crane hard-standings will be erected before long. Foundations are scheduled to be constructed in the second quarter of 2015 in parallel to the start of cable laying. Installation of the wind turbines is to commence in the summer already and commissioning is to be carried out successively. The wind farm will be connected to the public grid at medium-voltage level.
Orders Also From Ireland, Turkey, and Finland
To date, Nordex has installed 14 wind farms with a combined output of 240 megawatts in Poland. These also include several large-scale projects with up to 22 multi-megawatt turbines. In addition, also operators from Ireland, Finland, and Turkey contracted Nordex for the installation of powerful wind turbines for large-scale wind farms.
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