GE Renewable Energy has been appointed by Azora to supply 19 Cypress onshore wind turbines for the 100 MW Cuevas de Velasco wind farm located in the province of Cuenca in Spain.
Azora will run the 5.5 MW Cypress turbines with a rotor diameter of 158 meters, the most powerful turbine ever in Spain.
This marks the first order in Spain for GE’s Cypress platform, the largest onshore wind turbine in the field. The scope of GE’s work would also include a 30-year service agreement.
The two-piece blade of Cypress will be manufactured by GE’s wind turbine blade subsidiary, LM Wind Power. The business operates a site in Castellón, Spain, which was expanded in 2018 and now employs approximately 650 employees. The wind turbine towers will be manufactured in Spain and the nacelles will be built at GE’s European factory in Salzbergen, Germany.
“We are very excited about the opportunity of working together with GE in this fantastic project, which will be the first to implement this revolutionary new turbine in Spain. The Cuevas de Velasco Wind farm will produce more than 300.000 MWh per annum, contributing to Spain´s objective of generating cleaner, cheaper and more efficient energy.“Santiago Olivares, managing partner in charge of infrastructure and energy investments.
“Azora is a major investor in wind energy in Spain and we are thrilled to be working together and help our customer reach its renewable energy goals. GE is very proud to bring additional clean, affordable, renewable energy and to contribute to the development of the wind industry in Spain. Our goal is to help our customers drive energy costs down every day, and our Cypress platform is ideally suited to make the best use of the country’s wind speed and landscape.“Peter Wells, president & CEO, onshore wind, Europe & Sub Saharan Africa.