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November 22, 2021

CEZ Fantanele Wind Farm, Romania

By Carmen

CEZ Fantanele Wind Farm is a 600MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Constanta, Romania. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2008 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 2010.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 600 600 Active Constanta, Romania CEZ Romania; Continental Wind Partners; Monsson Group

Description

The project was developed by CEZ Romania, Continental Wind Partners and Monsson Group. The project is currently owned by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.

The project generates 1,185GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 1,400,000 households. The project cost is $1,400m.

The phase, CEZ Fantanele Wind Farm (CEZ Fantanele Wind Farm I), has 100m high towers.

The phase, CEZ Fantanele Wind Farm (CEZ Fantanele Wind Farm II), has 100m high towers.

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Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2008 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 2010.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Axpo Holding under a power purchase agreement for a period of 7 years from 2021. The contracted capacity is 300MW.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The project consists of 240 units of 2.5-100 turbines, each with 2.5MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project, commencing from the year 2010.

About Continental Wind Partners

Continental Wind Partners LLC (CWP) is a renewable energy company that develops and operates wind farms. The company’s business activities range from greenfield project through development, financing, and construction. It also offers project development activities include site selection, development and design, procurement and financing, wind measurement, and construction management and operation. CWP’s projects include Boco Rock Wind Farm, Sapphire Wind Farm, Independenta, and others. The company develops projects in Australia, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, and Serbia. CWP is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the US.

About Monsson Group

Monsson Group (Monsson) is a renewable energy company that designs, develops and constructs wind farms. The company’s services include EPC contracting, gas and energy trading, engineering, consultancy, renewable energy school of skills, research and development services. It also offers technical operation services include monitoring of WTG operation, assessment of wind turbine performance, visual inspection and time tracking of wind farm components. The company offers services to wind, solar, hydro, desalination and integrated projects. It has operational presence in various geographical regions including Ireland, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Qatar, Turkey, South Africa, the US and the UK. Monsson is headquartered in Constanta, Romania.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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