Girsivka, UKRAINE, June 1st , 2020 - GE Renewable Energy and EuroCape Ukraine LLC, have started installation works at the Zaporizhia Onshore Wind Farm in southeast Ukraine. The phase one of the project, a 98-megawatt (“MW”) wind farm, includes twenty-seven GE’s 3.6 MW onshore wind turbines. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned in 4th quarter of this year and to produce over 330,000 MW hours of clean energy per year powering approximately 170,000 households. Upon full completion of up to a total of 500 MW, this wind project will be the largest wind power facility in Ukraine powering approximately 780,000 homes and one of the top five largest operating onshore wind farms in Europe.
The wind farm is featuring GE’s onshore wind turbine with the single capacity of 3.6 MW, the highest performing model in its class, with a hub height of 110 m and 137-meter rotor. GE’s 3 MW platform is adaptable to a full spectrum of wind regimes - a smart control system helping keep the turbine blades pointed into the wind ensuring their efficient operation, along with upgraded drivetrain and electrical systems for improved capacity factor and annual energy production. GE and EuroCape have also signed a related 15-year Full-Service Agreement (“FSA”).
As part of the project, GE will also provide a relay protection and a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA) to help enable a reliable supply of electricity from the Zaporizhia wind farm to the country’s power network.
Adrien Fouchet, Country Manager EuroCape New Energy Ukraine, “After 10 years of development in Ukraine, we are proud of the wind turbine has been mounted. Our thanks and appreciation of GE team for deep cooperation. This is the first but key step to reach the planned 500MW”.