IPPToday #74: Chinese TBEA to develop Eastern Europe's largest wind project in Ukraine
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China-based Tebian Electric Apparatus (TBEA) will develop a 500 MW wind project in the Mykolayiv region, southern Ukraine, which is expected to be one of the largest wind facilities both in Ukraine and the entire Eastern Europe.
According to the master plan, the facility will be put into operations in 2019 and will have a total cost of US$500 million. The majority of the project investment is expected to be provided by the TBEA and Chinese lenders.
According to sources, TBEA Regional Director and the head of the State Service for Architecture and Construction in Ukraine has recently conducted talks concerning the licensing of the construction for the wind farm.
It was decided to create a plan for cooperation between the public Chinese company TBEA and the State Architectural and Construction Inspection of Ukraine, which will allow the customer to complete all the necessary permits.
As of today, the largest wind farm in Ukraine is the Botievskaya project, located in Zaporizhia, southeast Ukraine, with a projected capacity of 200 MW. It is a part of the DTEK Priazovskiy wind complex belonging to DTEK Energo.
As the Ukrainian government has set the goal to increase renewable energy share in the country’s power mix to 11% by 2020, wind power is growing in the country. From 2013 to 2016, Ukrainian wind power capacity has increased by 1.7 times (from 194 MW in early 2013 to 525 MW by the end of 2016).
We have lately informed about other projects in Ukraine:
- 30 MW wind farm in Odessa
- 41 MW Novotroitsk wind park in the village of Overyanovka
- 21 MW Staryi Sambir 2 wind farm
- 20.7 MW Karpatsky wind farm