On June 2, 2021 Eurocape Ukraine I, the UWEA Member Company, officially opened the first phase of Zaporizhzhia wind power plant locating near Nadezhdyn village in Zaporizhzhia region. Phase I was sponsored by LongWing Energy SCA, VLC Renewables Fund 1 (VLCR) and GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS).
Upon full completion of up to a total of 500MW, the project is expected to be one of the largest onshore wind farms in Ukraine, powering approximately 780,000 homes and offsetting 4,860,000 tons of carbon emissions per year.
Oleksandr Starukh, Head of Zaporizhzhia Regional State Administration: “Congratulations to the project and all participants involved in it with their first victory! I am convinced that the project has a great future and that our community will now be well-known not only for our good people, but also for such a modern and fancy wind farm. At least 5% of “green” energy should be used during the production of any commodity for export since 2025. Currently, our industry has not achieved such indicator, but such projects as Zaporizhzhya WPP helps us to meet this goal in the nearest future!”.
Mykhaylo Chulkov, Executive Director of Eurocape Ukraine I: “Our project focuses on 3 main directions: fiscal, social and environmentally responsible business. Within the first direction, our company is a strict and transparent taxpayer, which creates jobs and fills the local budget. Within the second direction, in the last 20 years our company has implemented more than 20 different social projects with a total value of more than 1 million US dollars. Within the third direction, the company cooperates with leading environmental organizations and considers their recommendations during the development of this project”.
Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the Board, UWEA: “Today we are witnesses the commissioning of wind power project, the development of which began seven years ago. I wish to point out that despite the COVID19 pandemic, which occurred during the construction period, the company successfully completed the planned construction. Zaporizhzhia wind farm can is an example of the well-thought-out project activity comply with all European norms and standards. The company successfully passed all stages of development: from wind resource measurement and environmental impact assessment to the erection of the last wind turbine of the first phase. On behalf of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, I sincerely congratulate Eurocape Ukraine I with commissioning Phase I of Zaporizhzhia wind park and wish a successful realization of another project, which will be known as one of the largest in Ukraine too.”
With an installed capacity of 98MW, Phase 1 comprises 27 GE Renewable Energy 3.6 MW onshore wind turbines with a rotor diameter of 137 meters and a hub height of 110 meters. The Phase 1 will generate enough clean energy to power more than 170,000 households.