November 1 (Renewables Now) - Ukrainian energy group DTEK announced Friday its 200-MW Prymorska project is fully completed and the onshore wind farm is now generating power in Ukraine’s Zaporizhia region.
The Prymorska project was built in two phases, each of 100 MW, with the total investment reaching EUR 321 million (USD 358m). DTEK secured EUR 180 million in loans from German commercial banks for which it received guarantees by export credit agencies (ECA) Euler Hermes and Spain’s CESCE.
The Prymorska complex is equipped with 52 units of General Electric’s (NYSE:GE) GE 3.8-130/137-110HH turbines. DTEK said its wind farm is the first one in Ukraine to have digital substation technology in operation.
The wind farm will generate an estimated 700,000 MWh per year, the amount of electricity that can power 360,000 private households.
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