Another R&S ZREW transformer to Iberdrola wind farm in Poland
Łódź, Poland, October 2022 – A team from Iberdrola has paid a visit to R&S ZREW factory in Lodz to supervise progress in the manufacturing of a 30/110 kV, 63 MVA power transformer which will service Korytnica II onshore wind farm.
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 Kaźmierczak, ZREW Project Manager for Korytnica II, and Bartosz Sobolewski, CJR Head of CEE Region.
Construction of Korytnica II onshore wind project (50.5 MW) began in June 2022 by CJR Polska, the wind farm’s 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 30/110 kV, 63 MVA power transformer which will be installed as part of the extension of the existing 30/110 kV step-up substation, where the wind farm will be connected to.
This is not the first transformer supplied by R&S ZREW for a wind farm being built by Iberdrola. In 2015, an 85 MVA transformer energized the Korytnica I farm.
“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 R&S ZREW we have found a solid, reliable partner and we look forward to working together as we deliver new projects.” said Alejandro Rodríguez.
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 and has plans to increase its renewable energy capacity to 261 MW by 2023.
With more than 170 years of history, Iberdrola is today one of global energy leaders, the leading wind power producer and one of the largest electricity companies in the world in terms of stock market capitalisation. The Iberdrola group began its commitment to renewable energies more than two decades ago. The company is today a world leader in renewable energies, with 38,000 MW of renewable capacity installed worldwide, and is leading the energy transition towards a low-emission economy. 90% of the group’s long-term investment plan is aligned with the green investment criteria included in the EU taxonomy.
About R&S ZREW:
R&S ZREW is part of the Swiss-based R&S Group, a leading provider in selected niches for power products. ZREW is a leading Polish manufacturer of oil-immersed transformers with power ratings up to 120 MVA. The portfolio includes transformers for power stations, heat and power plants, wind farms, distribution networks as well as special and furnace transformers.