German utility RWE bought a 30-megawatt windfarm in Poland from Spain’s Gamesa , increasing its Polish wind energy portfolio to 152 MW.
The Taciewo Wind Farm (30 MW) is powered by 15 Gamesa G90-2.0 MW wind turbines.
Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy and a reference in the market for wind farm development and sales, has completed the sale of the Taciewo wind farm in Poland to RWE Renewables Polska, a subsidiary of German power company RWE Innogy GMBH.
The transaction marks Gamesa’s third sale in a year and a half of a Polish wind farm to Germany’s RWE Innogy, following agreements signed in July (the 14-MW Krzecin wind farm) and January 2011 (the 32-MW Piecki wind farm; in this case also to HSE Regenerativ).
Gamesa developed and built the Taciewo project -which features total installed capacity of 30 MW- in the Podlaskie region of northeast Poland. The site is equipped with 15 G90-2.0 MW turbines.
Taciewo will generate over 65,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year, enough to meet the equivalent requirements of over 32,500 Polish households per year and to avoid 65,000 tons of CO2 emissions.
With this deal, Gamesa strengthens its wind farm development and sales business in Eastern Europe, which is based mainly in Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. Gamesa’s wind energy project portfolio in Poland amounted to 786 MW as of June 2012, while its portfolio across Eastern Europe totalled more than 2,500 MW.
Gamesa’s strategy in wind farm development, construction and sales remains focused on unlocking value from its project portfolio and forging agreements that help generate cash flow.
Gamesa is a global benchmark in this business, with approximately 5,000 MW of installed wind assets plus a portfolio of 24,000 MW at varying stages of development in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Gamesa’s 18 years of experience and its installation of more than 24,000 MW of wind turbines in 35 countries likewise make the company a global technology leader in the world’s wind power industry. In addition, Gamesa’s full-service solutions approach to this market includes the management of operation and maintenance (O&M) services, which it performs on more than 18,000 MW of turbines worldwide. The company has manufacturing plants in the world’s key wind power markets: Europe, the United States, Asia and Brazil.