June 16, 2008

100 wind turbines in Dobrogea, GE’s biggest contract in Europe

NEPTUN – At the end of last year, General Electric signed an agreement with Good Energies for the delivery of 100 wind turbines to a 250 MW project in Dobrogea.

‘A hundred turbines of next year’s production, each of 2.5 MW, will be reserved for the Romanian project. This is the largest GE project in Europe,’ Carmen Neagu, GE CEO for Romania, Bulgaria and R. of Moldova, told a press conference, quoted by Mediafax. Good Energies develops wind power generation projects in Romania and Poland. The company operates globally, with offices in London, New York, Toronto, Washington and Zug. In fact, in 2007, Good Energies and CWP on the one side and GE on the other side signed an agreement for a contract of nearly EUR 400 M consisting of the delivery of 150 wind turbines with an output of 375 MW, which will be deployed in Poland and Romania in 2009. In 2007, GE had a sales figure of USD 400 M in Romania, Bulgaria and R. of Moldova, 80 per cent of which being only for Romania.

According to Neagu, General Electric is assessing opportunities of the Romanian market to deliver wind turbines, talking to companies such as Enel, Electrica, Iberdrola and Petrom. ‘Electrica have asked for a technical offer and they have accepted our condition that the minimum contract should be 50 MW, meaning about 20 turbines. We have also made technical offers to Petrom, Enel and every other company in the field,’ Neagu added.

GE are already co-operating with Petrom on developing a thermal power station of 860 MW, the value of the contract amounting to nearly EUR 400 M. At the end of March, the President of the National Regulatory Authority in the Sector of Energy, Nicolae Opris, was stating that a wind mill park with a total output of 250 MW might be put into service in Dobrogea this year. According to Opris, wind station investors who will also develop energy production sizing capacities will take precedence over the others in obtaining the necessary authorisations from the regulator.

by Andrada Cristea

Nine O’Clock

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