GE wins 132-MW order for part of Windplanblauw project in the Netherlands
GE's Cypress turbine. Picture credit: Zout Fotografie (Rein Rijke)
GE Renewable Energy on Thursday said it has secured a 132-MW wind turbine order from Vattenfall AB and SwifterwinT for a wind project in central Netherlands.
The renewable energy division of General Electric (NYSE:GE) will supply 24 units of its 5.5-MW Cypress onshore wind turbine for the project which is part of the Windplanblauw wind farm and will generate power equal to the needs of more than 130,000 households.
SwifterwinT is a local initiative grouping more than 170 agricultural entrepreneurs and residents on the shores of lake IJsselmeer. It is partnering on the development with the Swedish utility.
GE said this is its first wind turbine order signed with Vattenfall. The deal also includes a 25-year full-service contract.
Windplanblauw involves the replacement of 74 turbines with 61 larger turbines with an overall capacity of about 335 MW.
In December 2020, Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) announced a 207-MW order for 37 V162-5.6 MW turbines to replace the 46 various turbines forming the Windplanblauw Onshore facility.