Alstom, one of the leaders in global power industry has recently signed an agreement with PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A. for the supply of 30 ECO110 wind turbines for the “Lotnisko 90MW” wind farm located in Kopaniewo, Poland. This is the first deal secured by Alstom for implementation of a wind energy project in Poland.
This project, expected to be commissioned by the end of 2015 would be one of the largest wind farms in Poland, and would be built at an estimated cost of €80 million.
Under the contract signed with PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A., Alstom will be responsible for project management, supply, erection and commissioning of 30 Alstom ECO110 wind turbines with 3 MW capacity each. The turbines consist of 110 meter diameter rotor, a 90 meter steel tower and remote control monitoring system. The operation and maintenance of the wind project would also be undertaken by Alstom for the period of two years after commissioning.
“A contract for 30 wind turbines delivery opens a new range in a long-term co-operation between our companies. We are convinced that Alstom competences in Poland in the conventional energy sector, combined with the proven technology represented by ECO110 turbines, will translate into an efficient execution of the contract and guarantee Alstom a successful debut on the Polish wind market”, said Mr Krzysztof Műller, Investments Department Director, PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A. Lotnisko is part of PGE strategy to reach at least 234 MW of power from wind farms by 2016.
“Alstom is proud to contribute to the project, thus confirming our involvement in the development of the wind power sector and the effort to build a sustainable energy mix in Poland. With our long-term experience in power projects and local resources at our disposal, Alstom will also take an active part in the project implementation”, explained Yves Rannou, Senior Vice President of Alstom Wind business.
The ECO 100 range of wind turbines offer high yield and efficiency across all wind classes. According to Alstom, ECO 100 platform is a proven design with with over 1,752,000 cumulative operating hours (or the equivalent of 200 operating years) as of December 2013 and more than 2,000 MW installed or under construction worldwide as of January 2014. More than 130 ECO100 wind turbines have been installed in Spain, Great Britain, Turkey and Finland. The turbine is claimed to have high reliability as it is built with the Alstom Pure Torque rotor support concept which protects the drive train and other components from deflection loads while delivering higher reliability, high operational availability and low maintenance costs.
Over its 30-year presence in the power and renewable energy sector Alstom has made a significant impact in the wind energy domain. More than 2,600 of Alstom-made wind energy turbines have been installed or are under construction in more than 200 wind farms, equivalent to 5,000 MW.