By Edwig Ban
GSP Power together with Romgaz presents a new concept in Romania: “gas-to-power”, which involves the construction of gas-fired power plants, with the aim of creating a network of 1000 MW installed in the system. The first step presented by the two companies is the construction of a new flexible power plant in Halânga, in Mehedinți County, with an installed capacity of 150 MW, along with a photovoltaic park with a capacity of 50 MW.
The entire investment is 100% private. The plants will be built and operated by the newest division of the GSP group: GSP Power, a member of GSP Holding.
Gabriel Comănescu, President and CEO of Grup Servicii Petroliere: “Our objective is to build, develop and operate efficient and flexible power plants that will contribute to ensuring the resilience and adequacy of the Romanian electro-energy system. Here, in Halânga, it is a first step towards a consolidated network of power plants that will flexibly produce 1,000 MW of electricity for Romania. Our project turns contaminated land into an area that will generate green energy. We are talking about a 100% private, Romanian investment, which can be materialized, from the receipt of all approvals, in only 12 months. ”
Adrian Volintiru, General Manager of ROMGAZ: “Romgaz is one of the most important gas producers in Europe. Our ability to enhance this production is directly proportional to adapting to the new realities of the European market. Gas is the new transition fuel to a full integration of renewables into the system. Halânga is the project perfectly integrated in the national and European ambitions to develop, in the long term, a low pollution system, which generates, along with jobs for the community, as well as a source of green energy instead of a slag and ash landfill. which has been constantly polluting this area for years. ”
On Friday, September 11, the event dedicated to the construction project of a new energy complex, with a combined capacity of 200 MW (150 MW flexible gas power plant + 50 MW photovoltaic park) took place inside the Halânga thermal power plant.
The project brings a strong positive impact in the National Energy System through flexible and low-pollution energy production.
By Edwig Ban