The agreement with Eurowind will see the supply of eight SG 6.6-170 turbines to the Pecineaga wind project at a site around 50 kilometres from Constanta. The turbines will sit on 135-metre towers with the installation expected to be carried out in the second half of 2024. The companies have also signed a 20-year service agreement covering the maintenance of the turbines over this period.
“This is the second project we have signed with Eurowind Energy this year, following a contract to supply the same turbines for the Lervik project in Sweden” said Clark MacFarlane, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s operations in Northern Europe and the Middle East. “So we are pleased to build on this partnership, and especially back into the Romanian market where we foresee further opportunities to develop what can be once more a burgeoning wind industry.”
Romania witnessed a boom in its wind industry from 2010-2014 thanks to government subsidies for the sector, during which time close to 3 GW of energy was installed. Despite scarce activity in the market in the following years the country has remained of interest for developers which now see opportunities for the sector to gain steam again working on a subsidy free basis.
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