Germany's WPD to build 1.9 GW of offshore wind capacity in Romania
Date: February 1st 2022
Author: Peter Palčec
Germany's renewable energy developer WPD wants to build two offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 1.9 GW in Romania’s Black Sea region, the company said on Monday.At the end of July, WPD offshore, the German company’s offshore wind energy division, became the first company in Romania to officially apply for offshore wind energy projects in the Black Sea.
The company plans to develop the 500 MW Black Sea 1 offshore wind farm and the 1.4 GW Black Sea 2 offshore wind farm, for which separate project management companies have already been established in Romania.
“WPD has its sights firmly set on the Romanian renewable energy market and can build on a promising pipeline in the offshore wind sector,” said Gabriela Dan Unterseh, the head of project development at WPD offshore in Romania, according to a press release from the company.
Meanwhile, WPD offshore is also in close communication with the government, providing support in the drafting of Romania’s offshore wind law. In the press release, WPD offshore says that it is ready to complete the steps required to make Romania the first country to install offshore wind farms in the Black Sea, which will also enable the company to export surplus electricity to neighbouring countries in the future.
In addition to the two offshore projects, WPD is also developing onshore wind projects with a total capacity of 1.3 GW. Now, it has decided to establish its presence in the country’s offshore wind energy market.
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