Alstom turbine

Under the contract, Alstom will erect and commission the 3MW machines that come with a 110m diameter rotor and a 90m high steel tower.

The project is expected to be commissioned at the end of 2015, and Alstom will also provide operations and maintenance for two years.

PGE Energia Odnawialna investments department director Krzysztof Muller said a contract for 30 wind turbines delivery opens a new range in a long-term co-operation between the companies.

"We are convinced that Alstom competences in Poland in the conventional energy sector, combined with the proven technology represented by ECO110 turbines, will translate into an efficient execution of the contract and guarantee Alstom a successful debut on the Polish wind market," Muller added.

Lotnisko facility forms part of PGE’s strategy to reach about 234MW of power from wind projects by 2016.

Alstom wind business senior vice president Yves Rannou said, "Alstom is proud to contribute to the project, thus confirming our involvement in the development of the wind power sector and the effort to build a sustainable energy mix in Poland."

Image: Alstom will supply 30 of its ECO 110 3MW turbines for the Lotnisko wind farm in Kopaniewo, Poland. Photo: Courtesy of Alstom.