Renewable energy giants Vestas and DTEK have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signaling their collaboration on the second phase of the Tyligulska wind project in Ukraine’s southern region. This milestone agreement underscores the intent and terms for constructing the ambitious 384 MW extension to the existing project.
Following the commissioning of the initial 114 MW phase in spring 2023, this collaborative effort aims to propel Ukraine’s energy sector forward amidst challenging conditions.
Henrik Andersen, Vestas’ CEO, expressed enthusiasm about this expanded partnership, citing its role in bolstering Ukraine’s energy infrastructure and signaling the nation’s openness for business. Andersen also highlighted the significance of additional risk guarantees required for large-scale infrastructure projects in Ukraine and emphasized how supporting such ambitious ventures could reinforce the EU’s backing for Ukraine.
DTEK CEO Maxim Timchenko echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the significance of this collaboration as a testament to confidence in DTEK and Ukraine’s future. Timchenko highlighted the project’s role in not only restoring what conflict has dismantled but also in constructing a resilient and sustainable energy system for the nation.
The Tyligulska windfarm, upon completion, is expected to substantially enhance energy stability, fortify national energy security, and position Ukraine as a key decarbonization champion and potential energy hub for Europe.
The combined capacity of both phases will amount to a staggering 498 MW, featuring a total of 83 wind V162-6.2 MW turbines operating at 6.0 MW mode. This establishes the Tyligulska wind project as the largest of its kind in Ukraine.
The collaboration between Vestas and DTEK on this venture traces back to its initial announcement in 2021, which faced delays due to the conflict. However, with the signing of the MOU, both parties reiterate their joint commitment and resilience in advancing Ukraine’s renewable energy sector.