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GE has completed the installation of turbines for the 50MW wind park of GDF SUEZ Energy Romania


U.S. company General Electric (GE) has completed the installation of turbines for a wind energy production project of 50MW of the gas and electricity distributor GDF SUEZ Energy Romania, of the GDF SUEZ group. The wind park is installed in the commune of Baleni, Galati County, and when it is commissioned it will be able to supply electricity for 15,000 households, a communique of the two companies shows. Besides the supply, construction and commissioning of the wind turbines, GE will provide maintenance for the wind park, for a period of ten years. GE is one of the leading providers of wind turbines for the Romanian projects. The company has supplied turbines for the largest onshore wind park in Europe, of 600MW, in Fantanele/Cogealac of the Czech group CEZ, which can supply one million households. Also, GE will supply turbines for a wind park of 17.5MW of Energia Verde Ventuno, from Cerna locality, Tulcea County, which will be able to generate electricity for 7,000 households. GDF SUEZ Energy Romania, former Distrigaz Sud, recorded in H1/2013 a turnover of RON 2.24bn, down 5.6%, and a net profit up 35.6%, to RON 352.5mln. GDF SUEZ Energy Romania has 1.4mln customers in Bucharest and 18 counties. The GDF SUEZ Energy Romania group also includes Distrigaz Sud Retele and Distrigaz Confort, with other two companies with activities of wind energy production, Braila Winds and Alizeu Eolian. Currently, in Romania there are wind energy production projects of over 2,100MW.