With an overall planned capacity of 792 MW, Zophia Wind Farm is located in Zaporizhia region of southern Ukraine and on the northwestern shores of the Azov Sea.
Once built and operational, it will produce about 2,770 GWh of electricity, enough to power over 340,000 local households.1
The wind farm will displace about 2 million tons of CO2 emissions per year, equal to one fifth of the yearly emissions of Ukrainian capital city Kyiv.2
The wind farm will consist of up to 160 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines and will be built in three segments.
Development, construction and operation of the wind farm will be done according to internationally recognized technical, environmental and social standards. Due to its size it will become a flagship project in Ukraine.
China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Co Ltd, a subsidiary of State Grid Corporation of China will be the main contractor for building the wind farm. A number of local subcontractors in design, construction and raw material will also be hired.
Construction of the wind farm is scheduled to start in autumn 2020 and full completion will be achieved by end of 2022.
1 Based on consumption of 8,000 kwh a year by a household
2 Based on IEA statistics