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Emergy acquires Siemens Gamesa’s wind energy portfolio in Romania

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January 10, 2022

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Norway-based Emergy took over four Romanian subsidiaries of Siemens Gamesa that are developing wind park projects with a combined capacity of almost 370 MW in Dobruja.

Dormant plans for the construction of three wind power plants in Constanța county in Romania’s southeast may be revived after Siemens Gamesa sold its four subsidiaries in the country to Emergy, headquartered in Oslo.

Citing official documents, Profit.ro reported Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Wind Farms already changed its name to Emergy Stribog and that GER Băneasa became Emergy Stribog Băneasa while GER Independența is now Emergy Stribog Independența and GER Bărăganu became Emergy Stribog Mereni.

The wind farm projects were launched almost a decade ago, but they were put on hold after in 2013 the government in Bucharest slashed incentives based on green certificates for renewable energy. Emergy said the construction works are planned to begin next year and that the facilities would be finished in 2025.

The projects are located in Dobruja, Romania’s wind power hub at the Black Sea

Constanța is in the region of Dobruja, or Dobrogea in Romanian, home to Europe’s largest wind power plant – Fântânele-Cogealac, which Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) bought from ČEZ. Several companies are developing wind farms in the area, located next to the Black Sea.

The three wind farms acquired by Emergy have a total planned capacity of 368.6 MW. The project in Mereni municipality should have 232.2 MW, compared to 111.6 MW for the one in Independența and 24.8 MW for the facility that is intended to be built in Băneasa.

Emergy has other wind farms under development in Ukraine, Serbia and Greece

The nation’s transmission system operator Transelectrica recently won European funding for a new power line in Dobruja. It said the project would enable the integration of 685 MW in renewable sources there and that it aims to complete it by 2025.

Emergy, formerly NBT, is building the first part of its 792 MW wind park Zophia in Ukraine. It already operates the Syvash wind farm in the country. The system has a capacity of just under 250 MW.

Together with WV International, it has 800 MW in wind power plants under development in Serbia as WV International Emergy, alongside an 80 MW solar park. Emergy is also working on three wind projects in Greece totaling nearly 200 MW.

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