With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 44 of 10 October 2013, Vestas is pleased to announce a firm and unconditional order for 108 MW from S.C. Crucea Wind Farm S.R.L. / STEAG GmbH for the wind power plant Crucea North, located in the Constanta county in the province of Dobrogea.
The order includes supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines, along with a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution as well as 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 and represents a step forward in the development of Vestas’ relationship with one of the key players in wind energy in Europe.
”The negotiations with Vestas for one of STEAG’s biggest projects in wind energy have been efficient and focused,” states Dr. Ralf Gilgen, member of the Board of Management of STEAG GmbH. “We expect this to be the starting point for a successful strategic partnership in the development and realisation of international wind energy projects.”
“We are pleased to receive the Crucea North order from our valued customer Crucea Wind Farm S.R.L. / 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,” says 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 ambitious 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. Furthermore, it will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 550,000 persons in Romania.
As of 30 June 2013, Vestas has delivered 654 V112-3.0 MW turbines worldwide representing a total capacity of more than 1.9 GW, and has received more than 4.5 GW of firm orders for this model.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ almost 50,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Today, Vestas has installed turbines in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 17,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 62 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 57 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.
The headquarters of Vestas Central Europe is located in Hamburg, Germany. The business unit is responsible for the sales and marketing of wind power systems as well as for the installation and operation of wind power plants in Germany, Benelux, Austria, Russia, Eastern Europe and Southern and Eastern Africa.
Vestas entered the Romanian market in 2008 and is now the market leader here, with headquarters in Bucharest as well as several working sites in the field for construction and service activities. The local economy benefits greatly from wind energy’s ability to drive economic growth; skilled jobs are created also in remote areas and around 60 per cent of the revenues generated through the lifetime of a modern 3 MW wind power plant go to local construction companies, suppliers, service providers and communities.