Swiss Windex is planning to start the construction of a wind turbine production facility in Constanta county, south-east Romania, in two months. The total investment, estimated to reach EUR 20-25 million, should be completed in approximately 12 months, according to Nicolae Simion, the company’s manager for Romania. Windex produces small and medium-sized wind turbines.
Several major international energy companies, such as Czech CEZ and Spanish Iberdrola, have concrete plans to build wind farms in Romania, mainly near the Black Sea.
So far, CEZ has already built 70 wind turbines of 175 MW installed power at Fantanele, Constanta county.
In April, Iberdrola was granted a license to connect 1,500 MW of wind power to the national electricity system, through 50 wind farms to be built by 2017.
Currently, Romania’s wind power generation capacities total only 14.1 MW.