The order from SC Crucea Wind Farm SRL and STEAG GmbH includes supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines, along with a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution and a 10 year full-scope service agreement (AOM 4000). Delivery is planned to start in April 2014 and commissioning is expected to be completed by December 2014.
The Crucea North wind power plant is one of the largest in Romania.
“We expect this to be the starting point for a successful strategic partnership in the development and realisation of international wind energy projects.” said Dr Ralf Gilgen, member of the board of management of STEAG GmbH.
“This wind energy project marks another important milestone in further developing the Romanian wind market, and we are happy to support our customer’s business case with our 30 years of wind energy experience and efficient wind energy solutions,” said Thomas Richterich, president of Vestas Central Europe. “With this order Vestas reinforces its market leading position in the Romanian market having the strongest local presence and the largest operational fleet.”
The wind project totalling 108 MW will be a key contributor to Romania’s targets as detailed in its National Renewable Energy Action Plan. The 36 V112.3.0 MW wind turbines will produce more than 300 GWh per year, which corresponds to an annual saving of almost 124,000 tons of CO2 emissions. It will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 550,000 persons in Romania.