GE Renewable Energy Wins 143 MW Wind Turbine Order in Sweden

GE has been selected by Holmen as the wind turbine supplier for the 143 MW Blåbergsliden wind farm in Sweden to supply 26 of GE’s Cypress onshore platform

GE 143 MW Wind Sweden

GE Renewable Energy (GE) has announced that it has been selected by Holmen as the wind turbine supplier for the 143 MW Blåbergsliden wind farm in Sweden. The project, which will use 26 of GE’s Cypress onshore wind platform, represents GE’s second Cypress-equipped wind farm in Sweden.

The deal, which includes a 25-year service contract, takes full advantage of the Cypress Platform’s two-piece blade design provided by LM Wind Power. The construction of the project will commence shortly and will be fully commissioned and operational by the end of 2021. The proposed project capacity is approximately 143 MW, which would generate enough energy for over 135,000 homes and would save over 13,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

Peter Wells, GE’s CEO of onshore wind in Europe, said that “the benefits of the Cypress platform make it the perfect fit for the Nordics region. That’s why we’re confident that this deal with Holmen can be one of many in the market.”

The Cypress platform offers two benefits ideally suited to the Nordics region. Its two-piece blade design makes it easier and more cost-effective to serve remote areas. In addition, the fact that it is the most powerful onshore turbine currently operating commercially helps it to drive down costs. The two-piece blade design also enables blades to be manufactured at even longer lengths and improving logistics to drive costs down and offer more siting options, in locations that were previously inaccessible.

In November, the turbine manufacturer had announced that it had signed an agreement with China Huaneng Group at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) to build a 715 MW wind farm in Puyang, Henan Province, China.

This record deal represents GE’s largest-ever wind order in Asia, as well as the single-largest onshore wind deal ever awarded to a non-Chinese wind turbine generator OEM in China.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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