GE finalized the installation and started the testing of 20 GE 2.5-103 wind turbines for a 50MW wind energy project under construction by GDF SUEZ Energy Romania in the town of Baleni, located in Romania’s southeastern Moldavian region. When it begins operating, the wind farm will generate enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent of 50,000 houses in Romania. GE will support the Baleni wind farm‚Äôs long-term availability through a 10-year, full-service maintenance agreement.
“We selected GE‚Äôs wind technology for its proven reliability, excellent references from the grid operator and high availability track record,” said Eric Stab, chairman and CEO of GDF SUEZ Energy Romania. “We are glad to power this wind energy project in Romania with GE turbines.”
In addition to supplying, erecting and commissioning the wind turbines, GE has signed a 10-year, full-service agreement to support the operation of the Baleni wind farm. The service contract includes GE’s condition monitoring system. GE will have permanent on-site support and work with local GE service and parts distribution centers to maximize availability and customer production.
Romania’s energy demand is expected to grow 400 MW annually until 2016, and the new wind farm could meet 12.5 percent of that anticipated growth.
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