Published on June 28th, 2013 | by Anneli Hidalgo0
IKEA opens new wind farm
At the end of June, the IKEA Group and Martifer Renewables offially opened a 26-MW wind farm in Rymanów, Poland.
The wind farm is located in the Podkarpackie province, south-east Poland. The opening ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Rymanów, Wojciech Farbaniec, IKEA Retail Manager for Poland, Evelyn Higler, and Jorge Martins, Vice President of the Martifer Group. The wind farm was developed built and operated for the Ikea Group, and has the capacity to generate an output of around 61 GWh/year. It consists of 13 wind turbines with 2 MW each.
“The opening of the third wind farm in Poland is an important step forward in our efforts to become energy independent – producing more renewable energy than we consume. We will continue to invest in renewable energy and in other solutions enabling sustainability, both in our operations and in customer’s homes,” said Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer at the Ikea Group in a press release.
The sale of the wind farm to the Ikea Group was agreed on October 2011, when it sold three of its wind farms projects in Poland: Leki Dukielskie (10MW), Bukowsko (18MW) and Rymanow (26MW). The sale of these assets is in accordance with the asset rotation policy implemented by the management of Martifer Renewables, the RE developer area of Martifer Group.