The prefecture of Galati city has approved the local urban plan (PUZ) regarding the building of a thermal power plant in Galati, according to Agerpres newswire. The announcement was made last Friday by Nicusor Ciumacenco, the deputy mayor of Galati.

The construction project has met all the techical requirement of the Romanian authorities, and the Galati town hall will issue a building permit in the weeks to come. The new plant will be built in the Free Economic Area of Galati city, covering a surface of 38.6 hectares. The investment is expected to reach almost EUR 1.3 billion, with half the sum allocated for erecting the building.

The electric plant will have a capacity of 900 MW and will be coal-fed, ensuring several thousand jobs in the construction phase, and approximately 200 jobs when fully functional.

Ciumacenco added that building works for the new thermal power plant will commence at the end of 2012 and will be finalized three to four years later.
Ovidiu Posirca