- GE Renewable Energy to supply 24 Cypress 5.5 MW onshore wind turbines units
- The 132 MW project is part of the Windplanblauw wind farm located in central Netherlands.
- Deal includes a 25-year service contract
Amsterdam, October 14, 2021 - Vattenfall and SwifterwinT announced today that they have selected GE Renewable Energy to supply 24 Cypress onshore wind turbine units for the Windplanblauw wind farm located in central Netherlands. The 132 MW project is the first wind turbine order ever signed between GE and Vattenfall. The agreement also includes a 25-year full-service contract.
Vattenfall and SwifterwinT will operate the Cypress turbines at 5.5 MW, with a rotor diameter of 158m and blades provided by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business. The project will produce enough power to supply electricity to the equivalent of more than 130,000 households per year.
SwifterwinT is a unique local initiative gathering more than 170 agricultural entrepreneurs and residents located on the shores of lake IJsselmeer. Together with their partner Vattenfall, the local community has invested in the Windplanblauw project. Part of the revenues of the wind farm will be deposited in a fund for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Dronten and Lelystad municipalities.
Sandra Grauers Nillson, head of onshore Wind at Vattenfall, “We are excited to join forces with GE who stood out because of their eagerness and flexibility throughout the process. We look forward to working together and making this project a success – one more step towards our goal of fossil free living within one generation.”
Gilan Sabatier, GE’s Chief Commercial Officer of Onshore Wind International, commented: “We’re delighted to start a collaboration with Vattenfall and SwitfertwinT on this exciting project which will enable the energy transition in The Netherlands, helping the country to achieve its renewable energy targets.”
GE Renewable Energy is committed to enable the energy transition by supporting the work of its customers. As part of that responsibility, the business is focused on supplying and maintaining a global fleet of renewable energy assets, helping reduce the cost of renewable energy, ensuring grid resiliency, efficiency, and reliability, and making renewable energy function in a more dispatchable fashion. GE Renewable Energy also supports the energy transition by pursuing a strategy that reflects a commitment to sustainable, circular design.
Vattenfall is a leading European energy company, which for more than 100 years has electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. That's why we are driving the transition to a sustainable energy system through initiatives in renewable production and climate smart energy solutions for our customers. We employ approximately 20,000 people and have operations mainly in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the UK. Vattenfall is owned by the Swedish state.
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