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HVIZD-MP INTENDS TO BUILD 9 MW WIND FARM IN UKRAINE

Hvizd-MP LLC (Ivano-Frankivsk region) intends to build a wind power station with a capacity of 9 MW in Nadvirna district of Ivano-Frankivsk region.
Information on the developed project was posted in the single register of environmental impact assessment.
In January 2019 Nadvirna District State Administration approved urban planning conditions and restrictions for the project implementation on a site of 0.09 hectares.
Within the framework of the project, it is planned to install three modern wind electrical turbines with a capacity of 3 MW each. The planned height of the tower is 80-140 meters.
In addition, it is planned to build a 110 kW underground power grid with a length of about 3.5 km. Electricity generated at the wind power station will be transported to the 35 kV Starunia 35/10 distribution substation.

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WIND SOLAR ENERGY INTENDS TO BUILD 190 MW WIND FARM IN UKRAINE (ZHYTOMYR REGION)

Wind Solar Energy LLC (Kyiv) intends to build three stages of a Lisova wind power plant with a total capacity of up to 190 MW in Korosten district of Zhytomyr region. This is evidenced by the data of the unified register of environmental impact assessment, the project was published in mid-March.
The capacity of the first stage is up to 111 MW, the second one is up to 57 MW, the third one is up to 21 MW.
It is assumed that the height of the towers of wind turbines will be 155 meters.
According to data posted on the company’s website, Wind Solar Energy (WSE), through its subsidiary Solar Kvant, has owned and operated a solar plant of 5 MW in Pokrovsky district of Dnipropetrovsk region on a 10-hectare site since 2013.
According to the unified register of legal entities, Elvira Tesliuk is the ultimate beneficial owner of Wind Solar Energy (Kyiv). Before that, the Cypriot company WSE CYPRUS LTD was in the ownership structure.

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WINDKRAFT UKRAINE LAUNCHES FIRST TWO STAGES OF OVERYANIVKA WIND FARM IN KHERSON REGION

The department of the State Architectural and Construction Inspectorate in Kherson region in late January 2019 put into operation the first two stages of the 14.4 MW Overyanivka wind farm, which is being built by Windkraft Ukraine (Skadovsk, Kherson region). According to the website of the State Architectural and Construction Inspectorate, the total planned capacity of the plant is 69 MW.
Windkraft Ukraine LLC in the fall of last year reported that by the end of 2018 it plans to increase the installed capacity of its wind farms in Kherson region to 170 MW and is considering the next project to increase them by another 150-170 MW.

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FUHRLANDER STARTS WIND FARM CONSTRUCTION

The Wind Parks of Ukraine Group has started building a wind farm near Kramatorsk (Donetsk region). Atomwind-Kramatorsk LLC is the customer of the project.
MP Maxim Efimov wrote on his Facebook page that on January 19, 2019 the concrete casting of foundation was started for the first wind unit.
At the end of 2018, PJSC Energomashspetsstal (Kramatorsk) made a nacelle of 43.5 tonnes. In January 2019, its processing was completed by Kramatorsk Heavy Tool-Building Plant (KZTS).
This year it is planned to install three wind units made by Fuhrlander Windtechnology (Kramatorsk) with a power handling capacity of 4.5 MW and 4.8 MW. It will take three years to build the wind farm with 15 wind units.
Energomashspetsstal in 2019 plans to produce 15 rotor drive shafts for wind farms with a capacity of 4.5 MW.
Fuhrlander Windtechnology is the sole producer of modern wind units in Ukraine. The beneficiaries of the company are the co-owner of ISD Corporation Oleh Mkrtchan and MP Efimov (Petro Poroshenko Block parliamentary faction).

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DANISH MANUFACTURER OF WIND TURBINES AND DTEK TO BUILD WIND FARM IN ZAPORIZHIA REGION

DTEK has signed an agreement with the Danish manufacturer of wind turbines Vestas for building Orlivka wind power station (Prymorsky district, Zaporizhia region).
“The volume of investment in the project is about EUR140 million. We expect that the project will be completed by the end of 2019,” Maksym Tymchenko, DTEK’s director general, said during the signing of the contract.
The project, which envisages the construction of 26 wind turbines with a capacity of 3.8 MW each, is currently at the stage of completion of preparatory work. The main part of the construction work will begin in January 2019.
The capacity of the wind farm, which is the third project of the company in wind power, will provide electricity to about 200,000 households.
“We continue to implement our plans to increase the portfolio to 1,000 MW by the end of 2019, the total investment in these projects will exceed EUR 1 billion,” he said.

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BLACK SEA TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT BANK MULLING FINANCING OF CONSTRUCTION WIND FARM IN UKRAINE

The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) is considering a possibility of participation in financing of construction of a wind farm in Kherson region with an installed capacity of 250 MW by SyvashEnergoProm LLC, a subsidiary of Norway’s NBT, the bank has reported on its website.
The sum of financing is not specified.
As reported, early September 2018, an agreement on the implementation of an international investment project to build a complex of wind farms in Kherson region with NBT to play the leading role in the project was signed. The wind farm would allow satisfying almost the half of the needs in electricity in Kherson region. According to the project, by the end of next year 67 wind turbines will be installed along the coast of the Syvash Lake. Total investment under the agreement is almost $450 million.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will consider a loan worth up to EUR 150 million for SyvashEnergoProm LLC for the construction of the wind farm, of which up to EUR 75 million would be funded from the EBRD resources and the remainder would be syndicated in a B-loan structure to eligible institutions.
NBT acquired SyvashEnergoProm in Kherson, Ukraine in April 2018. The plan is to construct a wind farm with installed capacity in the range of 250–330 MW, the company said.
In 2006, Kherson Regional State Administration transferred the unfinished Syvash wind power plant to concession to SyvashEnergoProm until 2055.

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