The Rovinari Power Station Expansion is 600MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Gorj, Romania. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 600 600 Permitting Gorj, Romania China Huadian Engineering; Complexul Energetic Oltenia


The project is being developed and currently owned by China Huadian Engineering and Complexul Energetic Oltenia. The company’s ownership stake in the project stands as 91.06% and 8.94% respectively.

It is a steam turbine power plant.

The project cost is expected to be around $1,113.2m.

Development Status

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The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

About China Huadian Engineering

China Huadian Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC), a subsidiary of China Huadian Corporation Fulaerji Power Generation Plant, is a construction and engineering company that offers engineering design and EPC contracting services. The company operates and installs EPC for projects of heavy machinery including bulk material handling system, hydraulic machinery, green mining equipment, lifting machinery, off-shore machinery, piping system, air-cooling system, and steel structures. It also provides environmental protection and water treatment services and contracting services for industries such as harbor, mining, metallurgy, petrifaction, electric power, civil, and energy sectors. CHEC is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About Complexul Energetic Oltenia

Complexul Energetic Oltenia SA (CEO) is a renewable energy company. The company’s business includes lignite-based electricity and heat generation; and extraction and preparation of lignite. It operates in the business areas of coal production and energy production. CEO generates electricity and heat and sells coal to third parties mainly to the electricity producers. The company offers raw material, which are used to generate power is the lignite extracted from its own open pits in Oltenia Mining Basin. The company serves wholesale electricity market and retail markets including household consumer’s non-household consumers. CEO is headquartered in Targu Jiu, Romania.


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.