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ArcelorMittal Galati to deliver 7,500 tons of steel for the construction of a wind farm in Romania


India’s ArcelorMittal announced that the steel mill based in Galati would deliver an amount of 7,500 tons of steel for building a wind farm in Romania, country with an important wind energy potential in South-Eastern Europe. The construction of the wind farm, with an installed power of 80MW, will start in August. Many wind parks in Europe have been built with steel produced by ArcelorMittal, a communique of the Indian group reads. Currently, ArcelorMittal Galati supplies thick sheet for wind turbines to producers from Greece, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, India and Turkey, planning to cooperate with other companies that build wind parks in Romania, in regions such as Moldavia, Dobrogea, the north and east of Muntenia. The types of steel produced by Galati steel mill are suitable for the manufacture of the most important parts of a turbine: propeller, nacelle, rotor shaft, tower, as well as for foundation and construction works. Wind turbines are almost entirely made of steel, including the tower, which weights between 150 and 180 tons. Early this year, Bruno Ribo, managing director of Galati steel mill, said that ArcelorMittal planned to increase its presence on the Romanian market of wind turbines, by adapting production to the requirements of this industry, as well as by improving the quality of services and the delivery deadlines for its clients.