Salzbergen, Germany, May 8, 2012 – GE will supply 38 wind turbines for four wind projects in construction in Northern Poland. When operational, these projects, referred to collectively as Darlowo Wind Energy Center–Phase Two (Darlowo–Phase Two), will mark the first use of GE’s 2.5-MW class wind turbines that feature 103-meter rotors for high productivity in Poland.
Invenergy Wind and Polish development company Enerco are collaborating to develop nine wind energy generation projects in the region in and around Darlowo, near the Baltic Sea.
GE provided 32 wind turbines for Darlowo–Phase One, which was fully commissioned in March 2011 and today produces 80 MWs of power. Darlowo–Phase One is comprised of the Weikowice, Jezyce and DobiesÅ‚aw projects.
Darlowo–Phase Two, comprised of the Boryszewo, Krupy, Stary JarosÅ‚aw and Nowy JarosÅ‚aw facilities, will bring the total installed capacity of wind energy in the DarÅ‚owo area to 175 MWs.
Darlowo–Phase Three will consist of two additional projects–Gorzyca and Pekanino–which currently are under contract. These sites will boost the aggregate output of the nine Darlowo projects to 250 MWs.
GE’s 2.5 series wind turbines offer high efficiency and reliability for a broad range of wind conditions. Built on the proven performance of GE’s 1.5-MW wind turbine, the world’s most widely deployed machine in the wind industry with more than 16,500 units installed worldwide, the 2.5-MW wind turbines with a 103-meter rotor will help the Darlowo projects provide increased energy capacity while maintaining required levels of efficiency, reliability and grid-connection capabilities.
The wind turbines for the Darlowo–Phase Two will be assembled at GE’s facility in Salzbergen, Germany. Commercial operation of the turbines is to commence in the fourth quarter of 2012.