July 12 (Renewables Now) - GE Renewable Energy has been selected as the turbine supplier for the 220-MW Potegowo wind farm in Poland, the subsidiary of General Electric (NYSE:GE) said on Thursday.
The US manufacturer will deliver 81 turbines that will be produced at its factory in Salzbergen, Germany, and will be installed at a site in Slupsk County, northern Poland. The company behind the wind project is Potegowo Mashav, a Polish special purpose vehicle controlled by the Israel Infrastructure Fund.
The wind park will consist of four separate plants, the first one of which is already being installed with five turbines. The other three will use 13, 20 and 43 turbines, respectively. Once up and running, the PLN-1.25-billion (USD 329.7m/EUR 292.9m) complex is expected to help offset 480,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.
Apart from supplying the hardware, GE has also signed a five-year full-service agreement for the Potegowo project, which was selected in a Polish renewable energy tender in November 2018.
The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced in May it will back the scheme with a loan of up to PLN 209.1 million.
(PLN 1.0 = USD 0.264/EUR 0.234)