Iberdrola Renovables has begun construction work at the 80 megawatt (MW) Mihai Viteazu wind farm in Romania. This facility will be the company’s first in Romania.
The wind farm is being built in the Constanta county in the Dobrogea region. The Mihai Viteazu facility is to be built with Gamesa technology (comprising forty 2 MW wind turbines) and will be commissioned by year-end.
This large-scale project will entail the start-up of as many as 50 wind farms with combined capacity of up to 1,500 MW. The company plans to build these facilities gradually between 2011 and 2017.
Iberdrola Renovables has already signed an off-take agreement with the Romanian network operator setting the terms for connecting the planned 1,500 MW of new capacity to the national grid, including the agreement for the grid connection of phase one, encompassing 600 MW.