GE provides wind turbines for Romanian power projects

American conglomerate GE is teaming up with wind-farm developer Monsson Alma for two projects that will add 35MW of wind capacity to Romania’s power grid.

GE will provide 10 2.5MW wind turbines and 10 years of maintenance for the Silistea 1 project, owned by SC Romconstruct Top SRL, as well as four 2.5MW machines and five years of maintenance for the Mireasa 2 project, owned by SC Eco Power Wind SRL.

Developing wind farms is a cornerstone of Romania’s effort to reach its renewable energy commitment to the European Union, which is to have 24 per cent of its energy produced from renewable resources by 2020.

Both projects are around 20km from the Fantanele Wind Farm, which also is based on GE 2.5MW wind-turbine technology and when completed, will be the largest onshore wind farm in Europe.