Wind Power

21 Dec 2021

GE Lands 156MW Deal for Dutch Repowering

21 Dec 2021  by   

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Windkoepel Groen to repower part of the 500MW Windplan Groen onshore wind project in the Netherlands.

[Image: Rein Rijke]

The agreement includes a 25-year full-service contract and requires the US manufacturer to provide 26 of its Cypress 6.0-164 turbines at three wind parks at the site in the Flevoland province.

The Ansjovisstroom, Hanze and XY Wind projects have a total installed capacity of 156MW and are expected to be completed in 2023.

Windkoepel Groen manages the Windplan Groen project which features 90 turbines across 11 wind parks and is a collaboration between local residents and entrepreneurs.

It is also the largest onshore wind farm in the Netherlands in terms of production and installed capacity.

The project will produce approximately 1.9 billion kilowatt hours of electricity per year and will make a substantial contribution to the Dutch national target goal of 16% sustainable energy by 2023, GE said.

More than 400 farmers and residents are actively contributing to the development of the Windkoepel Groen project, the company added.

GE chief commercial officer of onshore wind international Gilan Sabatier said: “We are delighted to have been selected for the Windplan Groen project with our latest and most powerful onshore wind turbine.

“This will significantly increase the wind farm’s energy output and deliver even more affordable and sustainable renewable energy to the Netherlands.

"The repowering of older wind farms with more powerful turbines will play a significant role in achieving Europe's goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

“With our Cypress technology we are committed to helping operators throughout Europe in boosting the output of their wind farms."

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