The 150 MW Orlivska wind farmin Ukraine. Photo by DTEK. All rights reserved.
March 1 (Renewables Now) - Ukrainian energy group DTEK today announced it is launching construction of a 126-MW wind farm in Ukraine, to be powered by 6-MW turbines by Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS).
The Tiligulska project will install 21 pieces of V162-6.0 MW wind turbines in Mykolaiv region. Vestas said in a separate statement it will supply, install and commission the machines under what is its first order for the EnVentus platform in Eastern Europe. The Danish company will also service the park for 20 years.
Preparatory works at the site as wrapping up and construction is starting this month. It is planned to be completed by the end of 2021, while full commissioning of the wind park is targeted in the second quarter of 2022.
The project, developed by DTEK Renewables unit Tiligulska Wind Electric Plant LLC, will be financed with part of the proceeds from a green bond that DTEK Renewables Finance BV issued in 2019. The five-year bond raised EUR 325 million (USD 392m) to be invested in renewable energy.
DTEK has plans to expand the Tiligulska project with subsequent phases.