Construction of 80 MW wind farm in Mihai Viteazu has started
The Romanian wind energy projects, Mihai Viteazu I, II, III and IV were developed by NEK until receiving the construction licenses. Sales of these projects were made by our client, Eolica Dobrogea (Schweiz) AG to their contracting party, Iberdrola Renovables, S.A. In 2010, the Spanish world leader in terms of wind energy connected a total of almost 1,800 MW of new wind power to the grid worldwide and produced 25,500 GWh of clean energy employing wind turbines.
The four Mihai Viteazu projects that are now under construction will have an electrical power of 80 MW. Gamesa turbines are being employed, each having a rated power of 2.0 MW at a hub height of 80 m. Construction work started recently, and is being lead by Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion. According to the schedule, the 80 MW should be connected to the grid by the end of this year.
These wind projects are the first for Iberdrola in the Romanian market. The contract between Iberdrola and Eolica Dobrogea, states that additional projects are expected to be ready for construction during the coming months in the region of Dobrogea. In the future, it is expected that Iberdrola will connect a total of 1,500 MW of wind power to the grid in the south-east of Romania. NEK will be responsible for all the development and engineering work on these projects, which are expected to be undertaken between 2011 and 2017.