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GDF SUEZ Energy Romania enters the wind energy market

GDF SUEZ Energy Romania announced its decision to build a wind farm in Romania. The project, located at Gemenele, Braila County, was recently purchased from real estate developer Belrom, the company mentions in a press release.

The first GDF SUEZ wind farm in Romania will have a capacity of 48 MW (equivalent to the annual consumption of 50,000 Romanian households), generated by 21 turbines of 2.3 MW each that will be delivered and installed by Siemens. The project has all due permits and licenses, including the technical contract of connection to the national power grid, and the purchase of equipments is in an advanced phase. Electricity production could begin towards the end of 2012. Speaking about this project, Eric Stab, CEO of GDF SUEZ Energy Romania said: “The construction of this first wind farm shows our confidence in Romania’s potential in the field of renewable energies and will reinforce our position on the energy market.”

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