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80 MW onshore wind project in western Ukraine marks progress

The Ukrainian Wind Energy Association announced on Friday (26 January) that Ukrainian energy company Wind Parks of Ukraine has installed the first wind turbine at the Ostrovsky onshore wind farm in western Ukraine.

Located on the border of Lviv and Zakarpattia regions, the onshore wind farm has a planned capacity of 80 megawatts (MW), estimated to cover the annual power demand of around 50,000 households.

The installed wind turbine has a unit capacity of 4.8 MW, a hub height of 120 metres, and a rotor diameter of 152 metres.

“The peculiarities of the project are that both the wind turbine manufacturer and the company implementing the project are Ukrainian ones. In other words, we are talking about a wind project of ‘100 per cent Ukrainian origin,’ which not only contributes to the energy independence and economy of the country and the region but also has a large social component,” said Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association.

According to a social partnership agreement between the Ostrovsky wind farm and the local Nyzhnevoritska community, three per cent of revenue from the wind farm’s electricity sales is to be allocated to the community budget.

“On behalf of the UWEA, I congratulate the UWEA member companies MC Wind Parks of Ukraine and Friendly Wind Technologies, on this significant achievement and wish them further success on the path of ‘green’ transformation of our country,” Mr Konechenkov added.

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