Dobrotich Wind

519 MW wind
1.35 million tonnes CO2 abatement

Introduction

Dobrotich Wind Park is a large-scale renewable energy project which will provide electricity to power around 440,000 homes and abate 1,350,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year.

Dobrotich Wind Park will also bring economic benefits to local communities and the Varna region.

Dobrotich Wind Park will assist the government in achieving its commitment to the European Commission for attaining 27% of renewable energy in Bulgaria’s energy mix by 2030.

About the Project

The project anticipates the development of 79 wind turbines and their associated infrastructure on approximately 60km west from the city of Varna, in the municipalities of Vetrino and Valch dol. The site is well suited for wind generation due to its reliable wind resource, the low density of rural residential dwellings and its proximity to existing transmission infrastructure.

A range of turbine sizes is being considered. The dimensions of the wind turbines anticipated to be on the market in the next few years can reach up to 260m (height from blade ground to top of blade tip) with a generating capacity of up to 7 MW. Larger turbines enable greater energy generation from a smaller number of units, thus lowering the levelized cost of energy.

Dobrotich Wind will generate enough electricity to power around 440,000 homes.

Location

Dobrotich Wind Park is in north-eastern Bulgaria, in the Valci Dol and Vetrino municipalities, in Varna Province. The exact location of the project was selected due to a combination of favorable factors:

• Excellent wind potential-based on several mast measurements;
• Easy site access via a number of different roads, most notably the A2 highway that connects the site with the port of Varna, the main commercial harbour of the country;
• Easy access to the grid- close to several high voltage overhead lines (110kV, 220kV and 400kV);
• Minimal impact on the environment- based on several monitoring bird and bat campaigns and reports of international and local environmental experts;

Timeline

2021
Land Acquisition
2021
Environmental permitting process
2023
EIA approval
2025
Design and permitting approval
2026
Construction
2027
Commissioning

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CWP Global is committed to  develop its projects the right way.  In line with this, Dobrotich Wind Park is being constructed and operated in accordance with all relevant approvals and regulations.