One of the largest developers of onshore and offshore wind power in Europe, the Swedish based company OX2 has started cooperation with global engineering firm Bilfinger Tebodin in Romania. Based on the agreement, Bilfinger Tebodin will support OX2 with initial engineering stages for developing onshore wind farm in Romania in the Galati area.
Wind power plays a key role in Europe’s plans to reducing dependency on fossil fuel imports and decarbonisation by 2050. Wind continues to be more and more a suitable source of renewable power in Romania, which encourage our reliance on fossil fuels. Romanian’s wind potential is the one of the highest in the Southeast Europe and the Dobrogea region is the second-highest wind potential area on the continent. Also, renewable resources projects will help to support increasing energy demand as the region is under significant demographic and economic growth.
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OX2 is one of the important players on the renewable energy market, present in Romania since 2021. OX2 has under development projects of approximately 600 MW in onshore farms a portfolio which is planned to grow in the following years.
We are happy to see that wind power projects are more and more visible and there is increase of new investments in Romania in this regard. After years of uncertainty now also the legal background is getting better and for the following years these investments should be continuously growing. We are also happy to see Bilfinger in Romania back to this topic of wind power and we believe that this is only the beginning in terms of cooperation with OX2.
Bilfinger Tebodin CEE supports OX2 from March 2023 at initial stage with contracts adaptation to match with local regulations and standards, assisting with procurement on technical aspects, which includes management of Q&A lists between OX2 and the contractors and clarifies the technical requirements to the contractors, when needed.
“Our teams support wind farms operators and investors from the initial idea through to planning by providing market intelligence and technology scouting, consulting on investment planning, conducting feasibility studies and performing conceptual, basic and detail engineering on their behalf,” explains Martin Dittrich, market leader for Energy Transition at Bilfinger Tebodin CEE.
Bilfinger Tebodin CEE, part of the Bilfinger group, is a multidisciplinary consultancy and engineering company with 600 specialists in 6 countries in Central and Eastern Europe including Romania. Bilfinger Tebodin experts have successfully supported over 50 investments across Europe focused on renewable energy production including number of wind farms projects for major private energy group Polenergia in Poland or photovoltaic plants for multiple investors in Romania.
“Romania’s wind energy sector is currently dominated by onshore wind farms, while offshore projects are still in the planning stages (Black Sea). It is expected that the onshore segment will continue its dominance during the next years. From legislation point of view there are announced plans to support more and more new offshore wind energy legislation and help investors develop offshore wind energy in the Black Sea. Therefore, this is expected to create significant opportunities for the market soon,” adds George Cursaru, Business Development Manager in Romania.