vortex energy and Max Bögl join together to build a 25MW wind farm in Poland

In the heart of Poland new GE-made wind turbines with a capacity of 25.3 MW will probably be commissioned at the end of 2015 and will then produce an anticipated annual yield of more than 66 GWh to supply 20,000 homes with electricity from renewables. This will save about 22,000 tonnes of CO2. The wind farm project is being realised in a collaborative venture between the groups vortex energy and Max Bögl with its head office in the Bavarian municipality of Sengenthal. Adam Pantkowski, who is responsible for the Polish development business at vortex energy, says: “We are very pleased about the successful collaboration with Max Bögl. With Jó?win we are expanding our Polish wind business further.”

The wind farm covers the two local communities of Kleczew (8 turbines of the type GE2.85) and ?lesin (1 turbine of the type GE2.5). The construction work on the access roads and foundations has been completed. The work on assembling the turbines has already begun and will probably be finished at the end of September. Under contract to the joint operating company Future Energy Sp. z. o.o., vortex energy will erect a 15kV/110 kV substation and therefore connect the wind farm to the 110 kV high-voltage grid. Together with the grid operator Energa Operator the target date for the infeed is the end of 2015.

This former mining area is attractive on account of the wind conditions there, but because of the difficult soil conditions the engineers were faced with special requirements regarding the foundations. Thanks to appropriate soil improvement measures it has been possible to create the necessary load-bearing capacity of the subsoil as planned and on schedule.

vortex energy is once again showing itself to be a wind energy all-rounder. The team developed this acquired up to construction readiness. The wind farm has been created in partnership with the construction company Max Bögl. After commissioning, vortex energy will be responsible for the operational management. For the first time the new electricity trading and balancing divisions will play a role in this project.

Dr. Till Jeske, the vortex energy Group’s CEO, said of the development forecast for Poland: “Poland has a considerable wind potential and proved at an early stage to be suitable for investments in wind energy thanks to favourable funding arrangements. Since 2006 we have been working actively at the front and have observed an enormous growth in this country’s wind energy capacity. Since this time it has experienced a more than twentyfold increase. We anticipate that the supply of power from renewables will increase to more than 10 gigawatt over the next five years.”

Founded in 1929 by Max Bögl, this Group with its head office in Neumarkt, Germany, can look back on a successful company history of 85 years. With more than 1.6 billion euros annual turnover and a highly qualified workforce of 6,000 worldwide, Max Bögl is one of the top 5 of the Germany’s largest construction companies. The company’s management is now in the third generation and this also makes the Group Germany’s largest construction enterprise in private ownership. Over the decades Max Bögl has continued steadily to develop through innovations in technology and organisation from a pure supplier of construction services to a technology and service company with international operations. Today its activities cover all areas and degrees of difficulty in modern construction. Without losing sight of its core expertise, traditional construction, the Max Bögl Group acts as a trustworthy and powerful partner in providing customised individual services as reliably as complex overall solutions on a one-stop basis – from planning, financing, execution through to operation. More than 35 locations, production facilities and representative offices at home and abroad open up new markets for future-proof products and underpin the company’s international orientation.

vortex energy was founded in 2004 and it currently employs 60 people in Kassel and Stettin. The company specialises in the planning, realisation and operation of wind and solar power installations in Germany and Poland. Since 2010 has been in the top three of the leading Polish companies on the wind energy market. To date vortex energy has constructed 15 wind farms in Germany and Poland with an overall capacity of 310.9 megawatt. These include a number of large-scale projects involving up to 21 turbines. Since February 2015 vortex energy has had a concession in Poland to supply electricity trading and balancing.

The vortex energy Group includes, alongside vortex energy Deutschland GmbH and vortex energy Polska Sp. z o.o., also cleanergybond® GmbH, which offers innovative financing schemes.