GE Renewable Energy has been chosen to provide 46 of its Cypress platform onshore wind turbines to the 244 MW Bango wind farm.
Project is GE Renewable Energy's first Cypress deal in Australia, and largest for GE to date globally.
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Project to create 120 regional jobs during the construction phase
Sydney, Australia, August 12th, 2019 - GE Renewable Energy declared nowadays that it has been chosen by investors Partners group and CWP because of the wind turbine provider for the 244 MW Bango wind farm close to Yass, New South Wales. The project, which can use 46 of GE’s Cypress onshore wind platform, is an important milestone for GE and represents the company’s first Cypress-equipped wind farm in Australia and the largest globally to date.
The construction of the project will commence shortly and will be commissioned and operational by 2021. The construction phase will produce up to 120 regional jobs and once complete the wind farm will deliver 5 full-time jobs. The proposed project capacity is about 244 MW, which would generate enough energy for over 100,000 homes* and would save over 600,000 tonnes of greenhouse emission emissions each year.
The Cypress onshore wind platform allows significant Annual Energy Production (AEP) enhancements, raised efficiency in serviceability, improved logistics, and siting potential, and ultimately more value for purchasers. The two-piece blade design allows blades to be manufactured at even longer lengths and improving logistics to drive prices down and provide more siting choices, in previously inaccessible locations.
Steve Oswald, Country Leader GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind in Australia, commented: “With one GW of installed wind capacity and another 600 MW under construction here, GE remains deeply committed to Australia’s energy future, and with the Cypress platform we’re making certain that we are bringing the very latest technology to the current market. This new platform will help lower the price of energy for Australian households and businesses and will create a significant number of regional jobs throughout the construction phase."
Published last year by GE Renewable Energy, the Cypress is the most powerful and efficient turbine in operation. So far, the platform has been embraced around the world with orders confirmed in Germany, Turkey, and Australia. As the largest order of the platform globally, the Bango wind farm refers to clear demand in Australia for the latest and best in wind technology and GE anticipates further interest in the Cypress platform in the market.