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CEZ Group commences operations at 600MW wind park in Romania

CTBR Staff Writer Published 17 December 2012

Germany-based CEZ Group has commenced commercial operations at its 600MW Fantanele/Cogealac wind park in Romania.

Located in Dobrogea, Constanta County the farm employs 240 GE 2.5MW wind turbines that were installed by GE worldwide.

Final turbine of the facility was connected to the regional grid in November 2012 with electricity produced by the farm expected to meet the power needs of one million households in Romania per annum.

The GE-manufactured turbines were developed using turbine nacelles supplied from Salzbergen, Germany while the rotor blades and towers came from Germany, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland and China.

Commenting on the facility CEZ project manager Ondrej Šafár remarked that the company chose GE turbines given their expertise and experience.

"The 2.5-megawatt technology offers the efficiency, availability and energy performance that will safeguard our success," said Šafár.

According to CEZ current installed wind capacity in Romania stands at 14MW with the new facility making a siginificant contribution to the country's renewable power portfolio.

GE Europe Renewable Energy general manager Stephan Ritter added that the advanced wind turbine technology will enable high efficiency and reliability in varying weather conditions and in turn increase production capacity.