September 12 (Renewables Now) - The renewable energy arm of General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) has won a turbine supply contract for a 175-MW wind project in Sweden, it said on Wednesday.
The deal will see the manufacturer deliver 33 units of its 5.3 MW Cypress platform turbines for the so-called Bjorkvattnet project that was developed Vindparken and WindSpace, with support from GE Renewable Energy. The scheme is currently owned by French infrastructure investor InfraVia Capital Partners.
The proposed power plant will be installed north of Stockholm, with its commissioning planned to be held by end-2020. Once fully operational, the wind farm will be able to generate enough electricity to meet the demand of 175,000 local homes.
The deal also includes a 25-year full services agreement.
GE Renewable Energy’s CEO for onshore wind in the European region, Peter Wells, noted that the order is the company’s first one for the Cypress platform machines in Sweden and is “ideally suited for the project.” GE's involvement in the scheme included development support, offtake solutions, technical and commercial optimisation, and equity syndication expertise through GE Energy Financial Services, the company said.