Vestas, one of the world’s largest wind turbine producers, is expecting a boom in wind energy growth in Romania and also believes that the wind energy sector will have a significant progress in the following years. The capital of Romania, Bucharest, will be the place where the company wants to locate its new Eastern European hub.
Romania’s government recently announced their ambitious wind energy targets. This is the reason why Vestas is convinced that the country will invest more money in the future wind farms.
Until now, Vestas has installed 22 wind turbines in Romania with a total capacity of about 43.66 MW. They also plan to install another 450 MW by the end of 2011. The president of Vestas Central Europe, Hans Ji¶rn Rieks, believes that the country is capable of producing up to 14 GW of wind energy.
“Vestas is the world leader in wind energy, and so we feel we have a responsibility to share our 30 years of experience and knowledge with customers, government, communities and others – as they work to fulfil Romania’s commitment to a clean energy future. As a wind energy solutions provider, we want to bring the best turbines and the best business case to our customers here, but we also want to build strong and constructive partnerships to shape a sustainable wind industry,” Rieks says.
According to some reports, Romania is expected to get about 24% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
Currently, 41,000 Vestas wind turbines are producing energy around the world in 65 countries, cutting about 40 million tons of CO2 every year and creating approximately 20,000 green jobs.