The management of Smart Maritime Group and Windcraft-Ukraine held negotiations about a placement of an order for manufacture of wind turbine components at Kherson Shipyard in 2016.
In particular, conditions of cooperation regarding the manufacture of 40 to 50 wind turbine towers, 3 MW of installed capacity each, were discussed at the meeting.
The total value of the contract will be over EUR 30 million. To make the implementation of this project possible, the enterprise plans to launch a new, EUR 3-5 million, specialized assembly line for wind turbine towers.
Smart Maritime Group and Windcraft-Ukraine had similar cooperation experience before. In 2013-2014, Smart Maritime Group carried out assembly of wind turbines for this company. At present, the wind turbines are installed and operated in Skadovsk district of Kherson region.
Windcraft-Ukraine is a company dealing with the development of and investment into wind power projects in Ukraine. It owns and operates wind power assets with capacity over 30 MW using Vestas V-112 turbines of 3 MW and substations from ABB Group.
Smart Maritime Group (SMG) is the largest shipbuilding holding company of Ukraine integrating two shipbuilding companies: Chernomorsky Shipbuilding Yard and Kherson Shipyard.
The company's output over 2015 amounted to UAH 260.5 million. In January 2016, the production sites of the Group have 18 vessels under repair.
In November 2015, Smart Maritime Group signed a contract for construction of an oil garbage carrier for Yuzhnenskiy Branch of the Administration of Sea Ports of Ukraine state-owned enterprise (Administration of Yuzhnyi Sea Port).
The average employee's salary at the Group’s enterprises is UAH 4,941. The average salary of main production staff is UAH 5,825.