Naftogaz is exploring the possibility of building a wind farm in the Black Sea
NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine is exploring the possibility of entering the alternative generation segment, namely the implementation of a project for the construction of a wind power plant, which planned to be located in the Black Sea area.
On September 27, during the Renewable Energy Day at the Offshore Odesa Conference 2019, organized by ExPro Consulting, said a representative of the subsidiary Vuhlesyntezgas Ukraine (part of Naftogaz), the head of the project Marine Wind Park Maksym Ganzha.
"We are exploring the details of this project so that next year we can come up with the preparation of the investment project and present it to the shareholder," he said, adding that the company will conduct appropriate wind measurements, which will allow to determine the design capacity and other technical parameters of the station.
According to him, the prerequisites for the implementation of this project are higher efficiency of offshore wind farms compared to land-based power plants, high development in the world of offshore wind technology, as well as remoteness from the place of residence of the population. In addition, this investment will involve the use of renewable energy and will enable Naftogaz to acquire the reputation of a company capable of implementing innovative projects in the Black Sea.
Among the weaknesses of this project, Maxim Ganzha highlighted the following aspects: high cost of capital investment for offshore wind farm construction, lack of own production base in this area and imperfection of the state tariff policy. The threat to this project at Naftogaz is high competition from other RES projects, growing demand in the world for offshore wind installations.
During his speech, Maxim Ganzha called the prospect for construction of the station a plot of 73 sq km, which is located 30 km south of the port of Ochakiv in the Mykolaiv region. The depth of the sea at this location is 19-20 m, the average annual wind speed is 7.5 m / s. The construction of the station in this area will require the laying of 24 km of submarine cable and 10 km of terrestrial, which should connect a promising generating facility to the Caborga 110/35 kV substation.