54 MW Wind Power Plant, Poland
|Total installed capacity||54 MW|
|Turbine type||Enercon E-82|
|Number of turbines||23|
|Tower height||98 m|
|Rotor diameter||82 m|
The wind park Kukinia consists of twenty-three turbines of 2.35 MW each, which are located in the coastal region of northwest Poland in the Zachodniopomorskie Province. At a distance of six kilometers from the Baltic sea and close to the name-giving village of Kukinia, the project is situated in one of the windiest areas in the country. It ensures that 40,000 households are provided with clean energy every year. The project was co-financed by the European Union through the Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment. For this wind farm, RP Global entered a successful partnership with the Marguerite Fund, The 2020 European Fund for Energy, Climate Change & Infrastructure, as a joint owner. Operation and maintenance of the wind farm is RP Global’s responsibility. The senior debt financing was provided by the EBRD and PKO Bank Polski. “With equity partner Marguerite, financing banks – the EBRD and PKO BP – and turbine supplier Enercon we were able to attract the top players in the industry. This made it possible to close this complex and challenging transaction, the only one of its kind in 2012 in Poland, in a difficult and uncertain legal environment,” states Gerhard Matzinger, CEO of RP Global.
The wind farm became operational in October 2013, ahead of schedule.