Szymankowo Wind Farm project is carried out by Polenergia Farma Wiatrowa Szymankowo Sp. z o.o., a special purpose vehicle owned in 100% by Polenergia.
wind farm capacity
capacity of a single turbine
On 5 November 2019, Polenergia signed the financing agreement and the construction contracts regarding the Szymankowo Wind Farm. Bank financing at the amount of PLN 107 million has been acquired for the project implementation. The project is financed by a syndicate of banks composed of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, mBank and ING Bank Śląski.
Szymankowo WF is located in Malbork Poviat, Gmina Miłoradz, in the area between the villages of Gnojewo (to the north), Stara Kościelnica (to the east), Miłoradz (to the south-east), and Bystrze (to the west).
The closest protected sites are the Natura 2000 Special Protection Area “Lower Vistula Valley” (ca. 3.3 km west of the planned wind turbines), Special Area of Conservation “Lower Vistula” (ca. 3.3 km west) and Central Żuławy Protected Landscape Area (ca. 3.3 km west); the farm will not have a significant environmental impact on none of them. None of the wind turbines is located in a protected area, e.g. within the Natura 2000 network.
The project execution will result in avoiding the emissions of up to 104,000 tons of CO2, 98,000 of SO2, 99 tons of NOx, 35 tons of CO and 6 tons of particulate matter. After the commissioning of the project, the total capacity of Polenergia’s onshore wind farms increased by 15%.
Group’s partners will appoint contact persons, who will receive any comments and answer any questions regarding the construction and work organization.
In 2015, Szymankowo WF project underwent the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure conducted by the competent authority, i.e. the Voit of Miłoradz Gmina. During the EIA procedure the State Sanitary Inspector and the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection (RDOŚ) were consulted in accordance with the requirements of the environmental law. The consultation procedure also allowed for the participation of project stakeholders. The procedure ended with the issuance of a decision on environmental conditions permitting the construction of up to 20 turbines and the necessary infrastructure. The project also obtained a permit for the construction of 20 turbines and auxiliary infrastructure. However, the company ultimately decided to build only 11 of the 20 turbines for which it obtained a building permit.
It must be underlined that this will be the first wind farm in Poland the decision to construct which did not depend on obtaining support - as part of the auctioning system or long-term electricity offtake agreements. Its construction shows that “green energy” is not expensive.
For the project, the company selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy G132-3.45 MW turbines with capacity of 3.45 MW each. The parameters of the selected turbines will be as follows:
hub height: 134 m;
rotor diameter: 132 m.
Prior to the start of construction, in January 2020 training was held for all subcontractors involved in the construction process. The training concerned occupational health and safety and environmental protection issues. It was also aimed at informing the subcontractors about the requirements of the institutions financing the project, as well as about Polenergia Group’s environmental and social policy and the standards of conduct for Partners (suppliers and subcontractors). The construction site is regularly monitored by experts (BIO EKSPERT) responsible for the environmental supervision.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will remain the supplier of the turbines as well as the entity providing the farm technical support service for the period of 25 years of its commissioning. Przedsiębiorstwo Budownictwa DrogowoInżynieryjnego, being part of the ERBUD Group, is the construction work contractor. The estimated annual electricity generated by the new wind farm is nearly 120 GWh, which corresponds to the annual demand of 60,000 households.
Szymankowo Wind Farm as a good neighbor
The Szymankowo Wind Farm responds to the needs of the local community, becoming involved in local activities.