Bilfinger Tebodin completes works on a 38 MW wind farm in Poland


The Szymankowo wind farm went in operation in the third quarter of 2021. Bilfinger Tebodin is proud to contribute to the overall project management, coordination and technical supervision of this new sustainable energy source.

The investment was performed by Polenergia SA – the largest Polish independent energy group. Operating across the countries in Central Europe, the company supports transition to clean and renewable energy sources. The Szymankowo wind farm consists of 11 wind turbines with a total capacity of 38 MW. This is one of the first successfully completed commercial onshore wind energy projects after the recent change in the Polish legislation.

For the Szymankowo wind farm, engineers used a special type of turbines from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE). Their new design solution enables to reduce the vibration of the tower during turbine operation.

Bilfinger Tebodin performed a function of the owner’s engineer, providing the overall project management, coordination and technical supervision, including investor supervision over the implementation of the investment and technical consulting services. Having long-lasting relationship with Polenergia, we have successfully completed several projects together, including a number of other wind farms, a biomass plant and burning coal power plants.

Wind projects specifics

What matters for wind energy projects, is good utilities connection to ensure the efficient energy transfer. Bilfinger Tebodin took care of the correct layout of foundations for 11 wind turbines. The team developed the whole system of internal roads with assembly yards and exits from commune and district roads.

Bilfinger Tebodin also developed electricity installations including the substation, from where the power connection of the wind farm is made; the backup power supply; the MV cable lines and fiber optic lines, ensuring the connection of the wind farm facilities with MV switching station of the transformer station, and the earthing network.

Katarzyna Pracka, Project Manager at Bilfinger Tebodin: ‘Although the wind farm projects are usually typical, each case is unique due to its location, capacity and size. It is only a precise management and experienced team that may help in overcoming the challenges, which inevitably occur: severe water and soil conditions, the quality of screw elements of the foundations, and organizing the works on site.’

Tomasz Brzeski, Project Manager at Polenergia: ‘The most important for us is working on the project in a well-coordinated team, with a good atmosphere between the investor, general contractor, contract engineer, and turbine supplier. All project participants should be committed to one goal, despite the various difficulties encountered during the implementation of the project. We are grateful to Bilfinger Tebodin for such atmosphere, especially during the pandemic, as well as timely delivery of their services.’

The wind farms boom has begun in Poland in 2008. Numerous projects were starting until 2015, when the changes in legislation had limited the construction of new wind farms.