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Operations resumed at the Brazi power plant

  • Current available capacity of the plant: 420 MW

OMV Petrom resumed operations at its Brazi power plant on July 5, 2017 after the plant had successfully passed the corresponding tests. 

As we informed the markets, due to the steam turbine transformer failure in April 2017, coupled with the previously announced failure of one gas turbine transformer, the Brazi power plant became fully unavailable. After replacement of the steam turbine transformer, the plant has resumed operations and is now available at half capacity (420 MW).

As notified to REMIT, it is expected that the plant will become fully operational in October 2017 after the replacement of the gas turbine transformer.

OMV Petrom will further communicate any relevant updates.

About OMV Petrom

OMV Petrom is the largest integrated oil and gas group in Southeastern Europe, with annual oil and gas production of approximately 64 mn boe in 2016. The Group has a refining capacity of 4.5 mn tonnes / year and operates an 860 MW high-efficiency power plant and a 45 MW wind park. The group is present on the oil products retail markets in Romania and neighboring countries through 784 filling stations, as of end-March 2017, under two brands – Petrom and OMV.

OMV, one of Austria's largest listed industrial companies, holds a 51.01% stake in OMV Petrom. The Romanian state, via the Ministry of Energy, holds 20.64% of OMV Petrom shares, Fondul Proprietatea holds 12.57%, and 15.78% is in free float on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange.