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Polish KGHM plans to set up 46 MW of wind farms - report

(SeeNews) - Jan 10, 2013 - Energetyka, a wholly-owned unit of Polish copper and silver miner KGHM (WAR:KGH), plans to build two wind farms with a total capacity of 46 MW in southwestern Poland, Polish news portal Wnp.pl reported yesterday.

Energetyka intends to install five wind turbines in the Zurkowice municipality and 15 wind turbines in the Radwanice municipality, both located the province of Lower Silesia. It expects to start construction in 2014 or 2015 and put in operation the wind farms in 2016, according to the report.

The wind farms will have combined power output of 120,000 MWh per year and will supply power to KGHM's Glogow Copper Smelter and Refinery in Lower Silesia, the website said citing Inga Anacka from Energetyka. The establishment of the wind farms will enable the company to avoid costs for energy certificates purchases and to sell the surplus power output of the wind farms, Anacka said.

KGHM is also considering the establishment of two biomass-fired power plants of 10 MW each. The construction of the first one is expected to start in eastern Poland's city of Lublin this year, with start of operation seen in 2015, Wnp.pl added.

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