“This planned output will enable the Spanish giant to generate enough energy in Romania to supply nearly one million households, while also curbing yearly CO2 emissions by 2.6 million tons”, the wind energy company said in a press release.

Iberdrola Renovables is implementing all its projects in Romania with the company Eolica Dobrogea (owned by the Swiss engineering group NEK and the Romanian companies C-Tech and Rokura). This company has been entrusted with the task of developing the projects – planning and obtaining the construction permits – while Iberdrola Renovables is responsible for constructing and operating the wind farms.

The company intends to begin construction this year on its first wind facility in Romania: the 80-MW Mihai Viteazu farm. This particular project does not fall within the new power concession granted by the Romanian government, but will also be located in the region of Dobruja. The farm is expected to be brought into service in January 2011.

Iberdrola Renovables opened its Bucharest office in 2009, as part of its ongoing plan to cement its presence in Eastern Europe. The company already has operating wind farms in Poland (161 MW) and Hungary (50 MW), and is working on projects in Estonia (where it is implementing the country’s largest wind farm at 150 MW) and Bulgaria.

Iberdrola, with operations in 23 countries, is the world leader in its sector in both installed capacity (with nearly 11,294 MW at the close of the first quarter of 2010) and power output (over 6,812 million kWh).