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ČEZ says its wind farm in Romania is the biggest in Europe

12 October 2012

Prague, Oct 11 (CTK) - Czech power utility CEZ's onshore wind farm in Romania is the largest in Europe, its output rising to a record of 540 MW after a new turbine was connected to the grid Thursday, CEZ has said in a press release.

"This wind park is the greatest project in the world outside the United States," CEZ CEO Daniel Benes said.

The CEZ group bought the project for the construction of the Fantanele-Cogealac wind farm in 2008. The first turbine was put into operation in June 2010.

CEZ's total investment in the project are to reach EUR1.1bn (Kc27.5bn).

CET expects its revenues from the Romanian wind farm for the first half of this year to reach Kc0.7bn.

The Fantanele-Cogealac wind farm is situated in an area of 6 by 12 kilometres near the shore of the Black Sea.

The park uses GE wind turbines with an installed output of 2.5 MW each. BY the end of the year, all 240 turbines are to be installed and the park's output should achieve 600 MW.

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