wind farm

Alstom has received a contract from PGE Energia Odnawialna to supply ECO110 wind turbines for the 90MW Lotnisko wind farm.

Under the €80m contract, Alstom will provide 30 ECO110 wind turbines for the wind farm based in Kopaniewo, Poland.

The contract scope also includes project management, supply, erection and commissioning of 30 Alstom ECO110 3MW wind turbines, which feature a 110m diameter rotor, a 90m-high steel tower, and a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) remote control system.

"We are convinced that Alstom competences in Poland in the conventional energy sector, combined with the proven technology represented by ECO110 turbines, will translate into an efficient execution of the contract and guarantee Alstom a successful debut on the Polish wind market," PGE Energia Odnawialna investments department director, Krzysztof Muller said.

Designed to reduce installation, operation and maintenance costs, the ECO 110 minimises noise emission and can produce enough energy for 2,000 households while avoiding the production of 7,000t a year of CO2.

"The ECO 110 minimises noise emission and can produce enough energy for 2,000 households."

In addition, Alstom will provide turbines operation and maintenance for two years.

Alstom Wind business senior vice president Yves Rannou 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."

Planned for commissioning at the end of 2015, Lotnisko wind farm is one of the largest project in the Polish wind power industry and is a part of PGE’s aim to reach at least 234MW of power from wind farms by 2016.

Image: Alstom-built ECO110 wind turbine at Landes de Couesmé wind farm. Photo: ©Alstom.