September 12 (Renewables Now) - GE Renewable Energy confirmed on Wednesday it will equip Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ recently-acquired 374-MW Monegros portfolio of onshore wind projects in Spain.
The particular portfolio consists of nine separate projects, distributed within two clusters in Spain’s Aragon region. GE Renewable Energy plans to manufacture turbines for those projects at its site in Salzbergen, Germany, while blades will be made locally, at GE’s LM Wind Power factories in Castellon and Ponferrada.
The subsidiary of US conglomerate General Electric (NYSE:GE) will also service the equipment under a 20-year contract. To do the task, it will provide field technical teams from Zaragoza, with major components repairs to be made at its facility in Noblejas, Toledo province. Remote monitoring of the turbines will be conducted from Barcelona.
The Monegros projects were awarded in Spain’s renewable energy auction in May 2017. Once completed, the power plants will be able to generate electricity that will be enough to supply over 300,000 average Spanish homes per year.
CIP purchased the portfolio through its Copenhagen Infrastructure III K/S (CI-III) fund.