Today, October 12, 2022, the inauguration of the photovoltaic park of the largest Romanian investor in the Republic of Moldova, Balkan Pharmaceuticals, took place. The event was attended by his excellency, Mr. Cristian Leon Ţurcanu, the ambassador of Romania in the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Dragoș Guțu, the general director of the Medicines and Medical Devices Agency and Mr. Valeriu Popa, the mayor of Sangera.
The aim of the project is to ensure the safety of the production process of medicines, in the conditions of energy uncertainty faced by the Republic of Moldova. At the same time, it represents one of the GREEN measures adopted by Balkan Pharmaceuticals, in order to reduce polluting emissions.
During the sunny period of the day, the installations will ensure the production of up to 100% of the electricity required for the manufacturing process and related processes.
“I’m glad that a Romanian company had this visionary idea to create its own energy source. Thus, it can ensure an annual average of 70% of its electricity needs, and in peak hours it can exceed 100%, which means that Balkan Pharmaceuticals can become an electricity supplier in the network of the Republic of Moldova.” said Mr. Cristian Leon Ţurcanu, Romania’s ambassador to the Republic of Moldova.
The photovoltaic park is located on an area of 2.3 Ha, and the investment amounts to approximately 1.5 million Euros. The design, organization and installation of the park took about 12 months, with the first project sketches being executed in October 2021.
Balkan Pharmaceuticals is the only manufacturer of injectable/infusion forms in the country.
The modern complex at Sângera has 4 European GMP certified industrial flows, which ensure the production of more than two hundred medicines in different forms and dosages.
The company provides jobs for over 500 people, including highly qualified specialists, trained in the production process (pharmacists, chemists, biologists, engineers) but also employees responsible for the distribution chain.