Contest #ClimateTech YoungTalents

#ClimateTech YoungTalentsWe are organizing a contest called “#ClimateTech Young Talents.” One of Electrum’s missions is to promote and support education on renewable energy sources. Through initiatives like internship programs, we can also engage young talents who consider the fate of the planet as important as we do.

#ClimateTech Young Talents is aimed at high school students who wish to actively contribute to combating climate change in their region. Through a creative approach, participants will have the opportunity to present their visions for utilizing renewable energy to protect the environment. The prize for the authors of the most inspiring projects is a paid internship at Electrum and modern e-book readers.

The contest involves proposing innovative solutions to significant problems in the local community, utilizing energy from renewable sources such as solar, wind, or water energy. Participants can enter individually or in teams of up to three people. In preparing their projects, they will be supported by experts from Electrum and the Association of Science Advocates, the substantive partner of the initiative.

To facilitate the preparation of competition entries, we have prepared a form along with details about the task and a schedule for consultations with mentors, available on the project’s website.

Let’s start a new chapter together, inspiring youth to take action for green energy!

Electrum and PAD RES will develop another solar project

PAD RES and Electrum Concreo will build a photovoltaic power plant complex with a total capacity of 130.4 MWp. The complex, named PV Stargard, will be located in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. The agreement, signed by both companies in recent weeks, also includes the creation of an energy distribution system consisting of 63 km of MV and HV cable lines.

Farma fotowoltaicznaElectrum Concreo, a company operating within the Electrum group with a climate tech profile, has previously collaborated with PAD RES as a general contractor on several projects. It has previously completed the construction of the 35 MW Genowefa photovoltaic farm, located in central Poland, and is currently constructing two solar facilities with a total capacity of 117 MW in Sztum and Mikołajki.

The PV Stargard complex is another significant initiative within the portfolio of renewable energy projects in the PAD RES group, emphasizing our commitment to the development of green energy and active involvement in the energy transformation process,” evaluates Wojciech Jasiński, Director of Construction Department at PAD RES. “It is no coincidence that we invited Electrum to implement this project. This decision was influenced, among other things, by the successful cooperation in the implementation of previous contracts and understanding the complexity of the planned undertaking. We see that we share common goals – we want our projects to contribute to further transforming Poland towards a more sustainable energy future,” explains Wojciech Jasiński.

This is our next investment carried out jointly with PAD RES in Pomerania. Investments in this region are of particular importance to our business,” emphasizes Tomasz Słyż, Director of Implementation Team at Electrum Concreo. “We are pleased that through this implementation, we have the opportunity to work together with our partner towards the development of modern technologies for energy transformation and economic decarbonization,” adds Tomasz Słyż.

The PV Stargard photovoltaic power plants will cover an area of 176 hectares and generate energy equivalent to powering 69,000 households, thereby avoiding emissions of over 118,000 tons of carbon dioxide. The installation is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2025.

 

About Electrum

Electrum Group is a leading Polish Climate Tech business based in Białystok, offering comprehensive solutions in the field of cutting-edge technology development, project construction, and management in the energy and information sectors. The technological maturity of its experts allows them to deliver products and services that respond to the evolving needs of the industry and businesses in line with the ongoing energy transformation. Electrum creates and implements solutions and builds projects based on the idea of an individual energy mix, striking a balance between the social and environmental responsibility of the business and its economic aspect.

You can find more about the Electrum Group on our social media channels on LinkedInFacebooku and Instagramie.

 

About PAD RES

PAD RES is a Polish developer of clean energy specializing in projects related to renewable energy, infrastructure investments, and commercial real estate. Founded in 2010, the company successfully manages the development of its investments from inception to the “ready for construction” or “ready for operation” stage. In September 2021, the majority of PAD RES shares were acquired by Griffin Capital Partners and Kajima Europe. The group plans to focus on further developing the PAD RES portfolio, which includes investments in photovoltaic and wind projects at various stages of development, both in the developer phase and ready for construction, with a total secured capacity exceeding 1 GW. Such a portfolio places the platform at the forefront of the developing national renewable energy sector.

Electrum Holding Signs Cooperation Agreement with Gdańsk University of Technology

On December 12, 2023, Electrum Holding signs cooperation agreement with Gdańsk University of Technology. From now on, the organizations will work together to develop modern technologies for energy transformation and decarbonization of the economy, as well as the construction of a Climate Tech Hub for the Baltic Sea region. Professor Dariusz Mikielewicz, the Vice-Rector for organization and development, signed the document on behalf of the Gdańsk University of Technology. Electrum Holding was represented by Grzegorz Stanisławski, Vice President of the Board. 

Politechnika gdańska“It is important for universities, such as the Gdańsk University of Technology, and the industrial world to collaborate. We are signing this agreement at a crucial moment, as the COP28 conference in Dubai, dedicated to climate transformation, concludes today. We demonstrate that our global thinking also has a regional dimension – we want to act within the Baltic Sea area. Through the development of offshore, onshore, and new hydrogen technologies, we will create a new economic sector based on energy transformation and the development of technologies that counteract climate change,” commented Grzegorz Stanisławski. 

The agreement provides for cooperation in the field of education on Climate Tech, development of modern technologies for energy transformation and decarbonization of the economy, strategies for building a Climate Tech Hub for the Baltic Sea region, CO2 emission reduction technologies, and optimization of energy transmission network infrastructure.

Politechnika gdańskaThe signing of the agreement was preceded by a scientific symposium “Facets of Climate Tech in Energy Transformation and Climate Repair of the Baltic Sea Region – Challenges for Pomerania.” During the meeting, experts discussed challenges related to climate change and innovations that can contribute to combating them. Grzegorz Stanisławski presented a strategic perspective for the development of Climate Tech in the Baltic Sea region, and an innovative hydrogen project presentation by Prof. Krzysztof Kosowski and Paweł Olechnowicz highlighted the potential benefits of an isothermal hydrogen turbine.

The agreement opens new opportunities for cooperation between the scientific world and the industry, aimed at jointly creating innovative solutions that support environmental and climate protection through energy transformation.

About Electrum

Electrum Group is a leading Polish Climate Tech business based in Białystok, offering comprehensive solutions in the field of cutting-edge technology development, project construction, and management in the energy and information sectors. The technological maturity of its experts allows them to deliver products and services that respond to the evolving needs of the industry and businesses in line with the ongoing energy transformation. Electrum creates and implements solutions and builds projects based on the idea of an individual energy mix, striking a balance between the social and environmental responsibility of the business and its economic aspect.

You can find more about the Electrum Group on our social media channels on LinkedIn, Facebooku and Instagramie.

Electrum Initiates Construction of Photovoltaic Farms in Sztum and Mikołajki Pomorskie

Electrum Group, a leading Polish Climate Tech business, has begun the implementation of another large-scale project as the general contractor. The construction of two photovoltaic farms with a combined installed capacity of 117.1 MW has just commenced in the locations of Sztum and Mikołajki Pomorskie in the Pomeranian Voivodeship. The completion of both projects is scheduled for spring 2025.

The power plants in Sztum and Mikołajki Pomorskie mark the second collaboration between Electrum and PAD RES, a prominent Polish developer in the clean energy sector, and the sixth major project announced by the contractor this year. In recent months, Electrum has completed work on a joint venture with Nofar Energy on a solar farm in Krzywińskie, and on September 21, as part of its cooperation with investor EDP Renewables, Electrum Group officially inaugurated the construction of a power plant in Przykona. Additionally, Electrum plans to expand into international markets.

„PV Sztum and PV Mikołajki are significant projects for Electrum. We are progressively working towards our goal and utilizing technology and knowledge to build the energy infrastructure of the future. The projected annual production of PV Sztum and PV Mikołajki will have the capacity to power up to 65,000 households” – said Robert Rogowski, Senior Project Manager at Electrum Group.

The Sztum power plant is a comprehensive project, including photovoltaic panels with a capacity of 86.1 MW, spread across two smaller farms with a total area of 113.3 hectares – PV Barlewice (65.8 MW DC) and PV Koślinka (20.3 MW DC). Adequate connections between the components of the complex will be ensured by two medium-voltage power lines of approximately 30 kV and a common length of about 13 kilometers, while the critical point responsible for connecting to the power grid will be the GPO Kępina substation.

The smaller installation, the photovoltaic farm in Mikołajki Pomorskie, has a production capacity of 31 MW on an area of 50 hectares, distributed between PV Mikołajki (5 MW DC) and PV Gdakowo (26 MW DC). In this case, investments have also been made in extensive supporting infrastructure, including nearly 5 kilometers of power lines and a high-voltage line with a length of about 500 meters. The power grid will be connected to the farm through the GPO Mikołajki substation, operating at a voltage of 110/30 kV.

The finalization of formalities related to the implementation was announced in August of this year. The construction of both farms simultaneously began in September, with their completion expected in the spring of 2025.

 

About Electrum

Electrum Group is a leading Polish Climate Tech business based in Białystok, offering comprehensive solutions in the field of cutting-edge technology development, project construction, and management in the energy and information sectors. The technological maturity of its experts allows them to deliver products and services that respond to the evolving needs of the industry and businesses in line with the ongoing energy transformation. Electrum creates and implements solutions and builds projects based on the idea of an individual energy mix, striking a balance between the social and environmental responsibility of the business and its economic aspect.

You can find more about the Electrum Group on our social media channels on LinkedIn, Facebooku and Instagramie.

The largest photovoltaic power plant in Europe, built by EDP Renewables and constructed by Electrum, is located in the Greater Poland Voivodeship.

Nearly 308,000 double-sided photovoltaic panels will generate enough energy to power over 100,000 households annually. The Przykona photovoltaic farm will be the second-largest installation of its kind in Poland, but with the potential to increase its capacity by an additional 40 MW, it has the potential to become one of the largest photovoltaic power plants in Central and Eastern Europe.

Construction lasted for over a year, with nearly 500 people working on the construction site during peak periods. The project has a total installed capacity of 200 MWp and will generate approximately 220 GWh annually, thus avoiding the use of traditional fossil fuels to produce the same amount of energy.

The Przykona Power Plant will also prevent the emission of over 208,000 tons of CO2 annually. It was installed on the site of a rehabilitated brown coal mine and covers an area of 270 hectares, equivalent to 375 soccer fields. This new photovoltaic power plant in the Przykona municipality represents a significant step in the development of renewable energy in Poland. The project, created in collaboration with EDP Renewables, is an excellent example of effective energy infrastructure implementation.

“During the project, we made every effort to propose optimal and modern solutions to our partner, which will allow for the full utilization of the facility’s potential during its operational phase and add value to the investment. The Przykona PV photovoltaic farm is not the first project that Electrum has completed for EDP Renewables, and we hope it won’t be the last. We feel that in EDP Renewables, we have found a partner who shares our vision of a sustainable future and takes concrete actions towards building a green energy system,” says Tomasz Taff from the Electrum Group.

The Przykona PV photovoltaic farm is another milestone in our collaboration with EDP Renewables, demonstrating our commitment to building a sustainable energy future.”

The Second Flying Ambient Salon – a unique charity event in the skies of Podlasie in just a few days

A charitable balloon filled with music will once again rise into the air over the most charming areas of Podlasie as part of the Second Flying Ambient Salon campaign. The project’s goal is to support the Prophet Elijah Hospice Foundation, which takes care of improving the lives of seniors. Those willing to support the campaign and experience a unique flight in the air with the sounds of Ambient still have a chance to participate in a special online fundraiser.

The unique formula of the Flying Ambient Salon combines unforgettable experiences offered by a balloon flight with an artistic feast for music lovers. The event is organized for the second time. Last year, thanks to the generosity of donors, the organizers of the campaign raised over 20,000 PLN, which was donated to the Give Children Strength Foundation.

In this year’s edition of the Flying Ambient Salon, we want to draw attention to the fact that by taking care of the future of our planet, it is worth remembering the people who took care of it in the past. For this reason, we have decided that the entire amount collected as part of the campaign will go to the Prophet Elijah Hospice Foundation. We are delighted that, just like last year, we can collaborate with the Up To Date Festival in such a noble cause, and an extraordinary artist from the domestic Ambient scene, known as Botanica, has also joined our efforts,– says Agata Kalinowska, Brand Business Partner at the Electrum Group, the organizer of the event.

The Second Flying Ambient Salon will be realized with the participation of a producer and DJ hiding under the pseudonym Botanica. Botanica creates relaxing ambient music, sometimes interspersed with rhythmic tracks bordering on dub techno and house. The artist is an enthusiast of field recordings, which he uses in his compositions and publishes on his Bandcamp profile. His recordings appear in film productions, during yoga classes, in relaxation and meditation apps, and as the musical background of design exhibitions. So far, Botanica’s productions have been released by labels such as MOST, Father And Son Records & Tapes, Dom Trojga, and Neoviolence. The artist’s recordings are available online on his profiles at https://sayyestobotanica.bandcamp.com/ and https://soundcloud.com/thisisbotanica.

“We are delighted that, as the Up To Date Festival, we have the opportunity to co-create the Second Flying Ambient Salon. In the past, we undertook various activities for seniors. We painted murals, organized intergenerational dances – it’s easy, light, and enjoyable to talk about it, but it’s not easy to talk about those who are slowly leaving us. Together with Electrum, we take on this challenge and invite you to help. Let’s remember the generations that were here before us and to whom we owe a lot,”  – says Jędrzej Dondziło, co-creator of the campaign and Program Director of the Up To Date Festival.

People interested in participating in a visual and musical feast during a balloon flight over Narwia and Knyszyn Forest can still take part in the online fundraiser at https://zrzutka.pl/6zy4h9. The event is planned for September 25, 26, 27, and 28, depending on the weather. The launch is expected at around 4:00 PM. The campaign can also be supported in other ways, such as purchasing attractive “bricks,” for example, a yoga lesson.

About Electrum

The Electrum Group is a leading Polish Climate Tech business headquartered in Białystok, offering comprehensive solutions in the latest technology for the development, construction, and management of projects in the energy and information sectors. The technological maturity of its experts allows it to provide products and services that meet the changing needs of the industry and business as they evolve with the ongoing energy transformation. It creates and implements solutions and builds projects based on the idea of an individual energy mix, maintaining a balance between the social and environmental responsibility of business and the economic aspect.

More about the Electrum Group can be found on our social media channels on LinkedIn, Facebooku and Instagramie

Electrum has completed the construction of the first photovoltaic farm in collaboration with Nofar Energy and announces the upcoming joint venture project.

Within the joint venture (JV) between the Białystok-based Electrum Group, specializing in Climate Tech, and the Israeli green energy company, Nofar Energy, the photovoltaic farm project in Krzywińskie, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, has been successfully completed. The next stage of cooperation between Electrum and Nofar Energy will involve the completion of an investment in Dziewoklucz, Greater Poland Voivodeship.

Nofar Energy is a global energy group involved in solar energy and energy storage projects in Europe, Israel, and the USA. This includes the development, localization, permitting process, operation of photovoltaic farms, floating solar farms, and energy storage. In this collaboration, Electrum Group is responsible for project design, construction, installation, and system assembly.

“As Electrum Group, we served as the general contractor in the EPC formula, which means we were responsible for the entire construction process, from obtaining construction permits to obtaining occupancy permits and energy production licenses. In the case of the photovoltaic farm in Krzywińskie, we plan to apply Renedium to meet the requirements of the NC RFG network code. Additionally, for both investments, we will use the EMACS System as SCADA for facility monitoring and control. These innovative solutions will ensure efficient management,” says Marcin Grudniewski, Member of the Electrum Nofar Energy Board.

“We are proud of our partnership with Electrum Group, which effectively carries out profitable, large-scale photovoltaic projects. We are currently working together on over 77 MW of solar projects (combined with preliminary construction), with hundreds of MW in the development phase. Together with our partners, we plan to become a leading player in the Polish renewable energy market,” says Nadav Tene, Global CEO of Nofar Energy.

Work on the photovoltaic farm in Krzywińskie (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship) began in November 2022, and it is being carried out by Solarika sp. z o.o., an investor belonging to the Electrum Nofar Energy Group. Photovoltaic system installation has already been completed, and work has started on commissioning the installation. The completion of work is expected in the coming months.

The photovoltaic farm in Krzywińskie is equipped with a total installed capacity of 20 MW. Efficient power output is achieved at high voltage, ensuring effective energy supply to the grid. This investment is a significant step in the development of renewable energy infrastructure in the region.

As part of continued cooperation between Electrum and Nofar, the implementation of another investment in Dziewoklucz, Greater Poland Voivodeship, is planned. Work commenced in January 2023, following the signing of an agreement between the contractors. The official investor of this project is MDW Energy sp. z o.o., a company belonging to Electrum Nofar Energy, part of the Electrum Holding structure. The solar farm in Dziewoklucz will have an installed capacity of 20 MW. Completion of the investment is planned for March 2024.

 

About Electrum

Electrum Group is a leading Polish Climate Tech business based in Białystok, offering comprehensive solutions in the field of the latest technology for the development, construction, and management of projects in the energy and information sectors. The technological maturity of its experts allows them to deliver products and services that respond to the changing needs of the industry and business in line with the ongoing energy transformation. They create and implement solutions and build projects based on the idea of an individual energy mix, balancing the social and environmental responsibility of the business with the economic aspect.

Learn more about the Electrum Group on their social media channels on LinkedIn, Facebooku and Instagramie.

 

About Energy

Nofar is a global leader in renewable energy investment. Since 2020, Nofar has been publicly listed on the stock exchange (TASE: NOFR). Over the last 12 years, Nofar has grown dynamically and consistently, with a broad portfolio of projects and subsidiaries in eight territories, over 200 employees worldwide, and approximately 2 GW of solar energy and 1 GW of energy storage projects (combined with preliminary construction) in Israel, Europe, and the USA.

Electrum has launched Poland’s first hybrid energy-information system, integrating renewable energy sources (RES) and energy storage.

Leading Polish Climate Tech business, Electrum, in collaboration with its partners, has introduced an innovative hybrid energy-information system, significantly enhancing the efficiency of electric energy storage and balancing the operation of RES. The solution stabilizes and optimizes energy supply for the Alu-forst production plant located near Białystok, which uses its own photovoltaic installation. The system is a part of the European initiative MESH4U, carried out in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, and international partners. In the future, research and analyses conducted during the MESH4U project will contribute to securing stable electricity supply for other European factories.

Key objectives of the MESH4U project included energy savings, efficient utilization of RES potential, and the development of green factories for a sustainable and environmentally friendly future. Initiated by Electrum Concreo, a company within the Electrum Group, the project involved the development of a modern energy-information system. Implementation of this solution reduced energy consumption costs and ensured the continuous operation of production lines.

The main benefit of the hybrid energy-information system is the ability to reduce operating costs by optimizing energy consumption and efficiently utilizing renewable energy sources. Using advanced algorithms and data analysis, the solution can predict energy demand, adjust production based on RES availability, and manage consumption intelligently. We believe that our hybrid energy-information system can support the transition to a low-emission economy. By promoting efficient use of RES, the solution will contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and minimize environmental impact on an international scale – says Karol Łapiński, Technical Director and Member of the Electrum Solutions Board.

Manufacturing companies are high-energy consumers, and brief voltage drops can result in significant losses due to material damage caused by sudden machine stoppages and costly downtimes. Therefore, Electrum Concreo, a company within the Electrum Group, collaborated with Alu-frost to address this issue. As a result, an international research project was conducted, involving experts from Wrocław University of Science and Technology, the Fraunhofer Institute in Magdeburg, and foreign partners, including the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne – EPFL (Switzerland), Arte Möbel (Germany), GridSteer (Switzerland), Romande Energie (Switzerland), and GoFast (Switzerland).

Our project is unique because it combines various types of storage, technological solutions, and information systems. The result is the maximum benefits of RES for various needs and conditions, both technically and economically. We have managed to create a unique, holistic approach to multifunctional energy storage centers. In the future, our solution will provide flexibility to renewable energy owners and operators, as well as industry and households – says Przemysław Komarnicki, a Professor at the Fraunhofer Institute and one of the main partners of the MESH4U project. It can also have significant applications in e-mobility – he adds.

MESH4U largely addresses key questions that renewable energy technology developers have been asking for years. Efficient energy storage is one of the essential components that will contribute to the popularization of green energy sources in the near future.

An important feature of the MESH4U project is its international, European dimension, and alignment with European energy strategies and the ERA-NET-SES program framework, which encompasses sustainable development, technological intelligence, and competitiveness in the field of goods and services. The project was co-financed by the National Center for Research and Development as part of the ERA-NET Smart Grids Plus Joint Call 2019 on Energy Storage Solutions (MICall2019). The total value of the project was PLN 4,193,452.14, with a grant value of PLN 2,321,856.32.

For more information about the MESH4U project, please visit https://concreo.electrum.pl/mesh4u/ and https://mesh4u.energy/.

 

PAD RES to Build Two Photovoltaic Farms with a Total Capacity of 117 MW in Northern Poland

PAD RES is a joint venture between Griffin Capital Partners and Kajima Europe.

AD RES, a leading Polish developer in the clean energy sector, will construct two photovoltaic farms in the Pomeranian Voivodeship with a total capacity of 117 megawatts (MW). These two new investments by PAD RES will be located in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, specifically near Sztum and Mikołajki Pomorskie. The combined capacity of these projects will be 117 MW, covering an area of approximately 140 hectares, and they will have the capacity to power 65,000 households.

Electrum, a climate tech-focused technological consulting group, has been appointed as the general contractor for both projects. PAD RES and Electrum previously collaborated on the construction of the 35 MW photovoltaic farm in Kleczew, central Poland.

In September 2021, Kajima Europe and Griffin Capital Partners acquired a majority stake in PAD RES. Since then, the company has consistently expanded its portfolio. Currently, PAD RES holds projects with a combined capacity exceeding 500 MW, all of which have received positive approvals for grid connection conditions.

With the addition of upcoming photovoltaic projects with a total capacity of 140 MW, construction of which will begin this year, PAD RES is implementing a strategy focused on expanding its portfolio of renewable energy projects.

The renewable energy market in Poland is growing, and upcoming changes in the energy mix will require the development of new renewable energy capacity. At Griffin Capital Partners, we see this sector as particularly attractive, and through the PAD RES platform, we can actively participate in Poland’s green transformation. Our two new investments, with a combined capacity of 117 MW, significantly enhance our portfolio – says Jędrzej Socha, Senior Vice President Investments at Griffin Capital Partners. 

– In Poland, intensive efforts are underway to diversify the national energy mix, with a strong emphasis on zero-emission sources that are expected to play a significant and dominant role in this process. The two new photovoltaic farms in Sztum and Mikołajki Pomorskie are part of our ambitious plans to develop renewable energy sources in Poland and contribute to the country’s transformation towards a green future – says explains Chris Gill, Investments Director & Head of Renewables at Kajima.

– We are pleased to announce the agreement with Electrum. This marks our second joint venture, as Electrum is also the general contractor for the 35 MW photovoltaic farm currently under construction. Our strategy focuses on further developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes both photovoltaic and wind projects. We plan to commence the construction of new projects with a capacity of 140 MW later this year – says Wojciech Jasiński, Director of Construction at PAD RES.

– We are delighted to have the opportunity for another collaboration with PAD RES. Our previous relationship has reached a milestone, marking the beginning of a continued, long-term partnership that brings mutual benefits. We are currently in the final stages of constructing a 35 MW photovoltaic power plant in Kleczew, and we proudly announce new joint projects with a capacity more than three times larger. Investments in Pomerania are of great importance to our business, and I am convinced that there will be further opportunities for collaboration between our companies in the future adds Jacek Popławski, Director of Strategy and Development at Electrum Holding.

 

About Griffin Capital Partners

Griffin Capital Partners is the largest private equity and real estate asset management company in Central and Eastern Europe. The company is a pioneer in many innovative concepts and formats it has introduced to the market. The company’s strategy is to create investment platforms from scratch or acquire and develop existing companies to become leaders in their respective markets. Griffin achieves this through the implementation of appropriate strategies and strong management teams, helping to build platform value through organic growth. Griffin invests on behalf of its owners as well as renowned international investors. The gross asset value managed by Griffin Capital Partners within sixteen actively and three passively managed platforms exceeds 8 billion euros, and the total invested capital is over 3.5 billion euros.

About Kajima Europe

Kajima Europe is a pan-European investor, general contractor, developer, and property manager with a portfolio of assets valued at around £10 billion (AUM). From homes to hospitals, from educational spaces to workplaces, from public utility buildings to care facilities, Kajima designs places with people in mind.

Kajima Europe, headquartered in London, seeks investment opportunities in individual projects using the substantial resources of the dominant company (Kajima Corporation), and collaborates with existing and new partners to develop, invest in, and increase equity in a diverse range of assets.

Kajima operates in six key sectors: office, logistics, residential, social infrastructure, revitalization, and renewable energy, providing solutions for both the public and private sectors. Recent achievements include the rapid expansion of Kajima’s logistics business with new facilities in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Spain.

In addition to its existing construction structures in Poland and the Czech Republic, Kajima opened a new office in Warsaw in 2022, where it also established a renewable energy developer company, PAD RES, in a joint venture with Griffin Capital Partners. In the residential sector, Kajima has recently expanded its portfolio of rental properties and purpose-built student accommodation, undertaking new projects in Dublin, Ireland, and Gdańsk, Poland.

About Electrum

Electrum Group is a leading Polish Climate Tech company based in Białystok, offering comprehensive solutions for the development, construction, and management of projects in the energy and information technology sectors. Thanks to the advanced technological knowledge of its experts, the company can deliver products and services that respond to the changing needs of the industry and business in the midst of the ongoing energy transformation.

Electrum Group creates and implements solutions and projects based on the concept of an individual energy mix, balancing the social and environmental responsibility of business with economic aspects.

About PAD RES

PAD RES is a Polish developer of clean energy specializing in projects related to renewable energy, infrastructure investments, and commercial real estate. Founded in 2010, the company successfully manages the development of its investments from inception to the “ready for construction” or “ready for operation” stage. In September 2021, the majority of PAD RES shares were acquired by Griffin Capital Partners and Kajima Europe. Shareholders plan to focus on further developing PAD RES’s portfolio, which includes investments in photovoltaic and wind projects at various stages of development, both in the development phase and ready for construction, with a total secured connection capacity exceeding 500 MW. This portfolio places the platform at the forefront of the growing national renewable energy sector.

Electrum Completes the Construction of Gryf Photovoltaic Farm in Greater Poland

Electrum Group, a Białystok-based Climate Tech company, has completed the construction of the PV Gryf photovoltaic farm, commissioned by Energa Generation from the ORLEN Group. Located in the Przykona municipality in Greater Poland, the installation has been energized and put into operation. The total installed capacity of the power plant is 25 MW.

The construction of the PV Gryf photovoltaic farm began in January 2021. In the spring of this year, the facility was connected to the power grid, and the owner obtained permission for its use. The total installed capacity of the facility is approximately 25 MW. The expected annual electricity production of the farm will meet the consumption needs of about 10,000 households.

“The PV Gryf photovoltaic farm project presented us with numerous challenges. The construction of the power line for power export had to be established alongside an existing HV line. We conducted the work at the active RSN Przykona and RSN Żuki facilities, which required proper coordination between multiple entities involved in the investment. Additionally, the farm is located in demanding mining areas. However, the Electrum team handled it admirably, which clearly demonstrates our effectiveness, even in the face of technically challenging project conditions” says Tomasz Taff, Sales Director and Member of the Board of Electrum Concreo.

The scope of work by Electrum Concreo, a developer within the Electrum Group, for the PV Gryf investment included the comprehensive construction of the photovoltaic farm on an area of approximately 32 hectares. The company was also responsible for preparing project documentation, including an alternative construction project and executive designs.

Electrum Concreo provided the delivery and installation of over 46,000 solar panels, 107 inverters, and 12 transformer stations. The work also included the installation of CCTV and SSWiN systems, the construction of internal roads and maneuvering areas covering an area of 6,000 square meters, and the construction of a HV line over 11 kilometers long. Electrum also installed the proprietary EMACS system in the facility. This platform combines the advantages of a classic SCADA system with business analysis systems, allowing the integration, processing, and presentation of data from multiple information sources on a coherent platform.

The PV Gryf photovoltaic farm, belonging to Energa Generation from the ORLEN Group, was built on the site of a former brown coal mine in Adamów. This not only transformed an unused industrial area but, most importantly, utilized existing transmission infrastructure.

 

About Electrum

Electrum Group is a leading Polish Climate Tech business headquartered in Białystok, offering comprehensive solutions in the field of cutting-edge technology for the development, construction, and management of projects in the energy and information sectors. The technological maturity of its experts allows for the delivery of products and services that respond to the evolving needs of industry and business in the midst of the ongoing energy transformation. They create and implement solutions and build projects based on the concept of an individual energy mix, maintaining a balance between the social and environmental responsibility of business and economic aspects.

More information about the Electrum Group can be found on our social media channels on LinkedIn, Facebooku and Instagramie.