Hamburg/Tychowo, June 25, 2009. Nordex AG has built its most powerful wind farm in Poland to date: in Tychowo, around 350 kilometers north-west of Warsaw on the Baltic coast, 20 N90/2500 turbines each with a nominal output of 2,500 kilowatts will be generating some 100,000 Mwh of electricity a year. This is sufficient to cover the electricity requirements of 30,000 Polish households.
The turbines of the 50 MW wind farm have been assembled on top of tubular towers with a height of 100 meters. As measurements indicated mean wind speeds of 6.5 m/s, the low-speed version of the N90/2500, which has been specially engineered for low-wind conditions, is the ideal choice for this location.
Nordex has assembled the wind power systems for operating company Megawatt Baltika, a subsidiary of the Austrian-Spanish joint venture RP Global, which specializes in renewable energies and is managed from headquarters in Vienna and Madrid.
‘Nordex completed the project in a very professional way,’ says José Lozano, CFO at RP Global, full of praise. ‘Tychowo is proof that renewable energy projects can be financed despite the extremely difficult conditions in the capital market as a result of the global economic crisis. We hope that the completion of Tychowo will also encourage other investors to step up their project activities in Poland. At the same time, we are pleased that our project not only substantially improves Poland’s track record in clean electricity but will also provide revenue and employment in the Slawno region.’
With the completion of the Tychowo wind farm, Nordex is strengthening its presence in the promising growth market of Poland, after opening a branch in Danzig at the beginning of the year. In Koszalin close to the Baltic Sea, Nordex service staff are responsible for monitoring the existing turbines, with their duties also to include the Tychowo wind farm in the future.