A team from Iberdrola paid a visit to the ZREW transformer factory in Łodz to supervise the manufacturing of a 30/110kV, 63MVA power transformer, which will service the Korytnica II onshore wind farm.
ZREW, part of the R&S group, is one of Poland’s leading manufacturers of oil-immersed transformers for power stations, heat and power plants, wind farms, distribution networks, and special transformers for industrial applications.
The team was led by Alejandro Rodríguez, Iberdrola Renewables (Onshore) Country Manager in Poland, and Piotr Wroblewski, Iberdrola Networks Manager in Poland, together with Raúl Martín, Antonio Fuentes and Pedro Uncilla from Iberdrola’s Networks team for North and Central Europe. They were accompanied by Tomasz Kazmierczak, ZREW Project Manager for Korytnica II, and Bartosz Sobolewski, CJR Head of CEE Region.
Construction of the Korytnica II onshore wind project (50.5 MW) began in June 2022 by CJR Polska, the wind farm’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider, with commissioning expected in 2023.
CJR Polska awarded the construction of the substation to Polish electrical subcontractor P&Q. Under this framework, R&S ZREW is set to deliver a 30/110kV, 63MVA power transformer, which will be installed as part of the extension of the existing 30/110kV step-up substation, where the wind farm will be connected to.
Iberdrola is committed to developing local supply chains in the countries where it operates, thus benefiting local communities by supporting direct and indirect jobs critical for a strong local economy while gaining the flexibility to meet supply and demand during peak times.
Alejandro Rodríguez, Iberdrola Renewables (Onshore) Country Manager in Poland, said: “The best way to tackle the climate and energy crisis is to accelerate the transition to renewables, stepping up investments to revitalise economic activity and job creation. Working with local suppliers not only taps local talent and skills aimed at creating strong, sustainable, local supply chains but it also benefits the economic and social wellbeing of the communities we serve. In ZREW, we have found a solid, reliable partner, and we look forward to working together as we deliver new projects.”
Iberdrola is expanding its presence in Poland, a key growth market for the company, where it already operates Zopowy (30 MW) and Korytnica I (82.5 MW) onshore wind farms has plans to increase its renewable energy capacity to 261 MW by 2023.
Image source: Courtesy of Iberdrola
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