TAURON opens Marszewo wind farm

The 82 MW Marszewo wind farm (West Pomerania Province) is now among the RES-based generation units of the TAURON Group. Opening of the third largest wind farm in Poland took place on 18 October.

The 82 MW wind farm is located in Postomino municipality, Sławno county, on the East end of West Pomerania Province. Annual output of the farm is planned to reach almost 184 thousand MWh, which meets the demand for electricity of approx. 80 thousand households.

- The TAURON Group invests in development of renewable sources. In 2012, 6.4% of generated electricity was generated from RES, which is approx. 1.22 TWh in terms of volume – said Dariusz Lubera, CEO of TAURON Polska Energia. – Construction of the Marszewo wind farm is related to execution of TAURON Group’s corporate strategy which states that by the year 2020 there should be 800 MW in RES, including wind farms. At the same time, this is the largest investment of the Group’s in this field so far – he added. 

The wind farm comprises 41 turbines (V80 and V90 manufactured by VESTSAS) of 2 MW capacity each. The height of the towers varies from 60 to 100 m.

- The investment was executed according to schedule. Individual stages were completed on time, or faster. On 6 September we obtained the permit to generate electricity – said Małgorzata Wójcik-Stasiak, CEO of TAURON Ekoenergia. – The Marszewo farm is the third – next to 30.75 MW Lipniki and 30 MW Zagórze – wind farm of TAURON Ekoenergia. In the nearest future, yet another wind farm will be added to our generation portfolio – 40 MW Wicko, which will give us  the total of 182.75 MW wind-based installed capacity – she added. 

As part of the investment, apart from the wind farms, also Main Electricity Offtake Marszewo and 110 kV line connecting it with 400/110 kV Wierzbięcino station near Słupsk were built. Moreover, 28 km of roads, 122 km of medium voltage (30 kV) cables, and 17 km of high voltage (110 kV) overhead lines were also completed. 26 400 m3 of concrete, 13 000 m3 of stabilizer and sand, and 2 400 tons of steel were used for the construction. 

The contractor was a consortium of Iberdrola Engineering and Construction Poland Sp. z o.o. (Leader) and Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion S.A.U. The value of the contract amounted to PLN 632 009 366 net, including 3-years warranty service.  

TAURON Ekoenergia also owns 35 hydroelectric power plant (whose total achievable capacity is 133 MW) – most of them are currently upgraded, including equipment efficiency increase and water management system improvement. 

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