GE Renewable Energy has been selected by PÜSPÖK Group as the supplier for two wind farms located in the Burgenland region in Austria.
The 157 MW project, which will use 30 GE Cypress onshore wind turbines, represents significant progress for GE in the region. The arrangement, which includes a multi-year service contract, would allow GE to set up a service organization in the country next year.
The PÜSPÖK Group will operate 5.5 MW Cypress turbines with a rotor diameter of 158 meters and two-piece blades supplied by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy company. The estimated capacity of 157 MW of wind farms would produce 380 GWh of electricity per year – equivalent to the electricity consumption of more than 85,000 households (4,400 KWh per household).
The construction of the wind turbines at the project site will begin in Q1 2021 and the turbines will be fully installed and operational by the end of 2021.
“This repowering project is a milestone in the history of our company. We are proud to stay actively involved on top of the renewable energy market in Austria. PÜSPÖK Group wants to thank GE for their efforts and commitment in every process of this project.“Lukas Püspök, managing director of PÜSPÖK Group.
“We’re delighted to partner with Püspök on this project, and we are thrilled they’ve selected our Cypress platform. We’re proud to create service jobs in Austria and help bring additional clean, affordable, renewable energy to the country.“Peter Wells, GE’s CEO of onshore wind in Europe.
The Austrian wind industry today covers around 13 percent of Austria’s energy consumption and is projected to grow over the next few years. According to the Austrian wind power association, IG Windkraft, by 2030, wind power could account for 26 percent of the national electricity supply.