GE has announced that it will supply 38 wind turbines for four projects that are currently under construction in northern Poland.
When operational, these projects – referred to collectively as the Darlowo Wind Energy Center – Phase Two – will mark the first use of GE's 2.5 MW class wind turbines that feature 103-meter rotors.
Invenergy Wind LLC 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 the 80 MW Darlowo – Phase One, which was fully commissioned in March 2011. Darlowo – Phase One comprises the Weikowice, Jezyce and DobiesÅ�aw projects.
Darlowo – Phase Two – which comprises 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 MW.
Darlowo – Phase Three will consist of two additional projects – Gorzyca and Pekanino – which are currently under contract. These sites will boost the aggregate output of the nine Darlowo projects to 250 MW.
The wind turbines for the Darlowo – Phase Two project will be assembled at GE's facility in Salzbergen, Germany. Commercial operation of the turbines will begin in the fourth quarter.