Cypress onshore wind platform. Image by: General Electric.
Spanish investment and asset management firm Azora has ordered turbines from GE’s Cypress onshore platform for a 100-MW wind project in Spain's Cuenca province, the turbine manufacturer announced on Thursday.
GE Renewable Energy will supply 19 units of the Cypress onshore turbines that the customer will operate in 5.5 MW mode. The machines, which will have a 158-metre (518.4 ft) rotor diameter, will form the Cuevas de Velasco wind farm.
The contract, the first involving GE’s Cypress equipment in the country, also includes a 30-year full-service agreement, the subsidiary of General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) said in the press release.
Once in operation, Cuevas de Velasco will be able to generate more than 300,000 MWh per year, Azora's managing partner Santiago Olivares said in the statement.
Spain has set a target of reaching 50 GW of installed wind power by 2030. By then, wind power could meet 34% of the national electricity supply, GE Renewable Energy said citing estimates by Spanish wind power association AEE.