25 July 2019. VLC Renewables (VLCR)†, the Jersey-based Fund established by Low Carbon and Vitol to invest in renewable energy generation, and LongWing Energy S.C.A. (LongWing) have reached financial close on the first phase of the 500MW Zaporizhia onshore wind farm in southeast Ukraine. Once constructed, the wind farm is expected to be one of the top five largest operating onshore wind generators in Europe powering more than 780,000 homes.
The first phase of the wind farm will have a capacity of 98MW and will be supplied with 27 General Electric (GE) 3.6-137 turbines. Commercial operation is expected to commence in Q2 2020. The wind farm will sell its power into the Ukrainian market through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a Ukraine state-owned enterprise and will benefit from a 10-year fixed rate feed-in tariff.