UPDATE - GE to start installation of Finnish wind farm in Q2 2021

GE's Cypress platform wind turbine. Image by: GE Renewable Energy.

January 31 (Renewables Now) - The renewables subsidiary of General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) today confirmed it has been chosen to equip a 132-MW wind farm in northern Finland, with plans to begin turbine installation in the second quarter of 2021.

As announced earlier in the day by the developer, OX2, GE Renewable Energy will supply 24 units of its 5.5-MW Cypress wind turbines for the Metsalamminkangas project in the municipality of Vaala, North Ostrobothnia. OX2 signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the output of this wind park with Lundin Petroleum AB (STO:LUPE).

GE Renewable Energy said that the turbines will be equipped with its ice mitigation system and will benefit from the two-piece blade design of LM Wind Power.

The order also includes a multi-year service contract. The full commissioning of the wind farm is scheduled for the end of 2021, at which point the plant will be capable of generating some 400 GWh per year.

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