Ruserio Solar, a Dhamija Group special purpose company, has invited contractors to submit expressions of interest for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a 113 MW solar power project in Romania’s Bucsani district.

Signing a power purchase agreement with the offtaker and power trading at the Romanian gas and electricity market operator are both part of the project. For the project, only bifacial modules with a 25.9 per cent efficiency will be used. Jinko, Trina Solar, LONGi, and Risen Solar are among the prospective module vendors. The project will use inverters with a maximum AC output power of 6.25 MW and a 98.7 per cent efficiency rating. The prospective vendors for the project include ABB, SMA Solar, and Sungrow. The project will be connected to the national transport PowerGrid via a 400 kV substation connected in an in-out configuration to one of Transelectrica’s two power lines in the region.

In addition, the winning bidder will be responsible for the project’s operations and maintenance (O&M). The bid submission deadline is March 31, 2022. The project’s early development work will begin on April 15, 2022 and the PPA negotiation will be completed by May 1, 2022. By September 2, 2022, the EPC and O&M company will be chosen. The project will begin commercial operations on April 30, 2024.

In July 2021, PNE, a German wind farm developer sold the rights to three wind farm projects in Romania to an unnamed global renewable energy business for an undisclosed amount. PNE stated in a news release that wind turbines with nominal outputs of up to 220 MW might be installed as part of the three projects.