The Górzyca wind farm is fully operational. As a contract engineer, Bilfinger Tebodin is proud to contribute to the overall project management, coordination and technical supervision of this new sustainable energy source.
The investment was performed by the French concern EDF Renewables. The Górzyca wind farm is located in the village of Radówek, Poland. It consists of 12 wind turbines with a total energy capacity of 24 MW.
EDF Renewables is a global energy producer and an industry leader in the renewable energy market. The Group’s companies in over 20 countries specialize in providing services, including onshore and offshore wind farms, photovoltaic panels, energy storage and electric vehicle charging stations.
40,000 households supplied with green energy
The Górzyca wind farm is able to produce an average of 80 GWh per year and supply 40,000 households with electric power. In addition to 12 wind turbines with a capacity of 2 MW each, the technical infrastructure of the farm includes a 110/20 kV transformer station and about 59 km of medium-voltage cable networks, and more than nine km of service roads.
Managing the design and construction
Bilfinger Tebodin performed a function of the owner’s engineer, providing the overall project management, coordination and technical supervision, including investor’s supervision over the implementation of the investment and technical consulting services.
The experts managed the design works and the investor`s executive documentation as well as performed construction management and investor’s supervision for roads, telecommunications, sanitary installations, and networks as well as electrical and power equipment.
Jarosław Gałek, Project Manager at Bilfinger Tebodin: ‘Professional cooperation between the investor, the contract engineer and the general contractor allowed us to complete the Górzyca project in the assumed schedule and budget, and to professionally mitigate risks which such investments may conceal. In addition to purely technical and engineering challenges, a wind farm also implies complex procedures for connections and commissioning. The Górzyca project was one of the first few projects for which the connection procedure was carried out on the basis of the so-called new network code in Poland. Close cooperation with the network operator and local offices allowed for efficient and timely connection of the “type D” power generation module. The experience gained will allow for the efficient implementation of investments in this market sector, based on new Polish regulations.’
Alicja Chylińska-Zawadzka, General Director of EDF for Poland: ‘Górzyca joins the history of the use of wind energy. It is a step forward in taking care of our planet, energy independence, and lower energy prices. This project as well as a number of our other projects are the cornerstones of energy transition in Poland. We are proud to be a partner in green energy for many years to come’.
Tomasz Grodzki, Marshall of the Polish Senate, present at the wind farm opening ceremony: ‘This wind farm is the immanent element of energy independence, when we make use of available wind, produce our energy, our hydrogen, and diversify our energy sources.’
Active sustainable developments in Poland since 2008
The wind farms boom has begun in Poland in 2008. Numerous projects were starting until 2015, when the changes in legislation had limited the construction of new wind farms. In 2018 the market was back to life, and the launched projects will definitely continue at least for five more years. While energy transition activities are gaining speed and scale, green energy projects are still a good solution for those countries, which are lucky to have relevant conditions at hand.
Wind farms remain an easy and efficient solution for the areas, which have lands and winds, and Poland is one of the biggest players on this market so far.