Athanasovici (Kawasaki) trusts the development of the Romanian market, currently “numbed”


Kawasaki opened a new office in Romania at the beginning of last year. Although the optimism regarding the development of the market in the short term is moderate, in the long term the economy will recover. “Within the responsibilities I have in the South East Europe, I try to come with a new breath in Romania… There are investment funds currently available, such as POIM 6.4, but there are few interested investors (in cogeneration field). In the private sector there is a numbness that I cannot explain,” said Cristian Athanasovici, Business Development Manager, Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe, during the Energy Breakfast Club – Oil & Gas – E&P, Transport and Processing – an event organized by

“Kawasaki is a large company, with a portfolio including high-speed trains, natural gas transportation vessels, motorcycles, energy equipment and robots. It has been present in Europe since 1975, and since 2003 it has its own gas turbine production site in Europe, around 20 km near the Frankfurt airport, in Bad Homburg” says Athanasovici.

“We are trying to develop the cogeneration market using high quality, high efficiency equipment and low pollutant emissions.”

The range of products includes gas turbines ranging between 1.7 and 34 MWe and internal combustion engines of 5.2 and 7.8 MWe; in addition, the company offers engineering, implementation and maintenance services for power plants, supplemented by long-term service, Athanasovici said, presenting the company’s products and services.

He also gave an example of a project completed in an outstanding short period of time. “We are talking about a power plant of 110 MWe, equipped with 14 units – internal combustion engines of 7,800 kW, a project with a total value of about 100 million dollars. In December 2011 the contract was signed and in August 2012 the plant was in commercial operation. This is impossible in Romania, where we are talking about a minimum of three year execution time for such projects”, Athanasovici said.

Energy Breakfast Club was organized by and supported by our partners: Bursa Română de Mărfuri – BRM, Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe Gmb, Ridgid – Emerson, The Sniffers.

Over 40 representatives from Academia Română, Actemium, Ambasada Franței, AMS Alconex Metrology, Asprofos SA, Atlantis ProCons SRL, BCR, Bioterpena Sustem, Ambasada Bulgariei, Bursa Română de Mărfuri, COS TGV,, ELCEN, Elux Rodit, Emerson, Energie F K, EnergoBit, Enpower, FPPG, Grup OMIR, ING, Jereh, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi Corporation, OMV Petrom, Organismul Național de Stanrdardizare – ASRO, Phoenix Contact, Premier Energy, The Sniffers, WTS Energy attended the presentations and participated in discussions.


This year, will organize a least 6 Energy Breakfast Club meetings. The schedule and the proposed themes for 2019 are available in the Energy Breakfast Club dedicated page.

Access to Energy Breakfast Club is open to all professionals in the Romanian energy industry and related sectors, based on the invitation of from You are welcomed to write us at office [at] and ask for an invitation!
Energy Breakfast Club is a meeting of 2 to 3 hours where energy specialists have the opportunity to keep themselves up to date with the latest information and the most influential views on one the hot topics of the moment.

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