On July 1, out of total national wind park capacity of 2.98 GW installed in the country, only 20 MW was from old turbines, according to the Romanian Wind Energy Association (RWEA) data. Average turbine capacity is 2.5 MW and it is estimated there are almost 1,200 nationwide, ACTMedia news agency reported. Market value of a new turbine depends on several parameters, like the number of turbines purchased by an investor and maintenance agreements signed with the producer, the report said. RWEA’s representatives say that, in principle, one can calculate a value of EUR 1 million per MW.
„In Romania there are 20 MW installed with used turbines, those which were mounted until 2010, in the first years of wind industry. All the other turbines are new, with the highest technical parameters possible. Due to the fresh fleet of turbines, the relevant industry of Romania is among the top ones in terms of technology. Main producers present in Romania are Vestas, General Electric, Siemens, Gamesa, Nordex and Enercon,“ RWEA’s representatives told the agency.
RWEA said that when low-power turbines are dismounted, these are replaced, in most cases, with higher power turbines.