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German wpd plans 1.9 GW wind farms off Romania’s Black Sea coast

BUCHAREST (Romania), February 1 (SeeNews) – German company wpd offshore has announced its intention to develop two wind projects with a combined capacity of 1.9 GW in the Romanian Black Sea sector.

Separate project companies have already been established for the development and construction of two wind farms off Romania’s Black Sea coast – the 500 MW Black Sea 1 and 1.4 GW Black Sea 2, wpd offshore said on Monday. in a press release.

In July 2021, wpd offshore became the first company to officially apply to Romanian authorities for the development of offshore wind energy projects in the Black Sea, he said.

“wpd is firmly targeting the Romanian renewable energy market and can build on a promising pipeline in the offshore wind sector,” said Gabriela Dan Unterseh, Head of Wind Offshore Project Development at wpd offshore in Romania.

The company said it is well prepared to advance all necessary steps and processes to make Romania the first country to install offshore wind farms in the Black Sea. In the future, it could also provide a chance to export excess electricity to neighboring countries, he added.

“We are convinced that by developing our offshore projects, we are making an important contribution to Romania’s pioneering role in the expansion of renewable energies in the region”, said Achim Berge Olsen, member of the board of wpd. responsible for the offshore wind sector. .

wpd has been active in Romania since 2009. Besides the two offshore projects, the company has onshore wind projects with a total capacity of 1,300 MW under development in the country.

wpd, headquartered in Bremen, develops and operates onshore and offshore wind farms and solar farms and is present in 28 countries worldwide. It has already carried out wind power projects with around 2,400 wind turbines and an output of 5,150 MW, and plans projects with a total of 12,300 MW onshore, 13,800 MW offshore and 1,650 MWp of solar energy.

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