Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm
With 600MW of capacity and €1.1 billion of total investment, CWP’s Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm project is the largest onshore wind farm in Europe.
The landmark project was developed by CWP from 2006 to 2008, and acquired by the Czech utility group CEZ in late 2008. Upon the sale of the project, CWP were appointed as project manager for the construction and completion of the project. The monumental project comprises 240 GE 2.5xl wind turbines, the largest single order of wind turbines in General Electric’s history. Seven 110/33kV electrical substations were installed, connected to a 110/400kV Main Transformer Station. Over 200km of roads were built, 222km of 33kV cable trenches, and 63.9km of 110kV cable trenches.
Čibuk 1 Wind Farm
The Čibuk 1 Wind Farm is located about 50 kilometers from Belgrade, Serbia’s capital. The wind farm spans over 37 square kilometres and comprises 57 GE wind turbines with a total capacity of 158MW.
The project, due for completion in 2018, is expected to power more than 110,000 Serbian homes, and help Serbia towards its 2020 renewable energy target of 27 percent. Čibuk 1 is hosted by the small community of Dolovo where it is expected to create around 400 jobs during its construction phase. Until the late development stage, the project was being developed by CWP, when the controlling stake was acquired by Masdar, a UAE-based renewable energy company.
Oreshets Solar Farm
The €10 million Oreshets PV plant has a capacity of 5MWp and spans over 10 hectares in the Dimovo municipality in Bulgaria.
The project was fully managed by CWP – through acquisition, financing, project management – and was built in less than three months in 2012. Oreshets PV was acquired by the Czech utility group CEZ, and was commissioned on 10th May 2012.