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Romania's Mecanica Ceahlau seeking EU financing for 0.4 MWp PV plant

Romania's Mecanica Ceahlau seeking EU financing for 0.4 MWp PV plant source: Mecanica Ceahlau

BUCHAREST (Romania), June 24 (SeeNews) - Romanian agricultural machinery manufacturer Mecanica Ceahlau [BSE:MECF] said that it is seeking financing through the National Recovery and Resilience Programme, for a 1.7 million lei ($362,434/343,635 euro) investment in a 0.4MWp photovoltaic (PV) power plant.

The project aims to develop green energy sources in the industrial park in Piatra Neamt, Mecanica Ceahlau said in a statement filed with the Bucharest Stock Exchange on Thursday.

The electricity produced at the solar plant would be used by the company. The power plant will help cut CO2 emissions by 155 tonnes per year. It will take ten months to complete.

Founded in 1921, Mecanica Ceahlau became a privately-owned company in 1999. Since 2006 the company has been listed in the on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, BVB, and has two major shareholders: Evergent Investments with 73.3% and New Carpthian Fund with 20.2%.

Formelrly known as SIF Moldova, Evergent Investments manages assets of over 500 million euro ($107 million/ 101 million euro).

Mecanica Ceahlau's shares traded 4.65% lower at 0.1230 lei as at 1406 CET on Friday on the BVB.

(1 euro=4.9471 lei)

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