Alstom signs first Polish wind contract

Alstom has signed a contract to supply 30 wind turbines for a Polish wind farm.

The €80m ($109m) contract will see the 3 MW ECO 110 wind turbines delivered to the 90 MW Lotnisko project, which will be sited in Kopaniewo and is scheduled for commissioning in late 2015.

The contract covers project management as well as the supply, erection and commissioning of the turbines, which have rotor diameters of 110 metres, 90-metre high steel towers and SCADA2 remote control systems. Alstom will also provide two years of operation and maintenance services.

The contract represents the company’s first wind power project in Poland.

The Lotnisko wind farm is part of Polish power company PGE Energia Odnawialna’s strategy to generate at least 234 MW of power from wind farms by 2016.

“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 ECO 110 turbines, will translate into an efficient execution of the contract and guarantee Alstom a successful debut on the Polish wind market”, said Krzysztof Műller, PGE’s director of investments.  

Yves Rannou, senior vice president of Alstom’s wind business, said: “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.” 

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