VSB turns first sod for 42.6-MW wind project in Poland

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November 22 (Renewables Now) - German renewables developer VSB Group on Monday announced that it is started preparations to build its 42.6-MW Baranow-Rychtal wind farm in Poland.

The group said it had secured the building permit for the project at the end of 2019, and then succeeded in the 2020 renewable energy auction.

The Baranow-Rychtal wind farm will be equipped with 11 units of Nordex turbines erected in the municipality of Rychtal. The turbines are slated to commence operation in 2023.

Besides Nordex, VSB hired civil works contractor ONDE, and electrical and telecom works contractor P&Q to work on the project.

The VSB team developed the project in-house from scratch, incorporating turbines reaching nearly the 4-MW class, the group said. According to VSB, the majority of wind farms in Poland are built with turbines in the 2-MW class.

“Unfortunately, legislation still prevents the installation of higher and more efficient turbines due to the 10H rule. By way of comparison, with the same number of turbines in the 6 MW class we could produce twice the amount of electricity per year,” commented Andrzej Latusek, Senior Project Development Manager at VSB Energie Odnawialne Polska sp. z o.o, VSB Group’s Polish unit.

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