We recently wrote about the largest offshore wind farm in Europe that is currently in the works, and in the meantime, the continent has recently switched on its largest onshore windfarm. Located in Dobregea Constanta County in Romania, the wind farm is a branch of CEZ Group, the largest Central European utility.
The project uses 240 of General Electric’s 2.5-megawatt wind turbines. “We chose GE because of its proven technology and the extensive experience of its project teams,” said CEZ project manager Ondřej Šafář. “The 2.5-megawatt technology offers the efficiency, availability and energy performance that will safeguard our success.” Before this, Romania only had 14 megawatts of installed wind capacity.
“Detailed planning, clear processes and a lot of dedication ensured that the project was completed on time,” said Stephan Ritter, GE’s General Manager. “We were able to feed the experience we gained during the construction phase straight back into the project. We are very proud of the outstanding achievement of our project team.”
The economic conditions in Europe have not been great, so it is good to see how quickly the renewable energy industry is still ramping up there.
Image courtesy of GE: GE 2.5 MW wind turbines