In 2019, the international company “EuroCape New Energy” plans to install the first wind turbines with a capacity of 98 MW for the construction project of a large wind farm in Zaporizhzhia region, which has been implemented since 2009. This was announced by Andrian Fouche, the Head of Developing Markets at “EuroCape New Energy”, on the sidelines of the Ukrainian Energy Forum.
An environmental impact assessment is now being completed, Andrien Fouche noted.
Turbines for the station will be supplied by “General Electric”. As it is expected, supplies will begin in April. The contractor will be a Polish consortium led by Electro.
The installed capacity of the first stage of the wind farm will be 225 MW, in the future it can be expanded to 500 MW.
According to Fouche, the completion of construction of the first stage is scheduled for next year.
The “EuroCape” project is carried out with the financial support of the US government financial institution OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation), which in December 2017 approved a loan of $150 million and insurance with reinsurance for up to $320 million.
Zaporizhzhia wind farm is located outside of settlements in the territory of Divnensky, Dobrovsky, Dunaevsky, Hirsovsky, Nadezhdinsky and Mordvinovsky village councils in the Azov and Melitopol districts of the Zaporizhzhia region. It is planned to install up to 167 wind turbines with a 330 kV transmission line in the territory of the seventh - Novensky village council, as well as outside the settlement.
It was reported earlier that in Odessa region until the end of March it is planned to wire up a wind farm with a capacity of 32.4 MW.