GE wind turbines selected for 342MW Phoenix wind project in Spain
Wind energy industry news : GE Renewable Energy has been selected as the technology provider for the 324MW Phoenix wind project in Spain, which will comprise ten new wind parks with a combined capacity of 342MW.
Phoenix wind project location
The new wind parks to be located in Aragon region will be jointly developed by Mirova, Engie, and Forestalia.
Overall, the Phoenix wind project will comprise 91 units of GE’s 3MW turbines. Each of the GE wind turbines for the wind energy project in Spain will have a rotor diameter of 130m and a hub height of 85m. GE says that the turbines are suited ideally to exploit the wind conditions across the five Aragonese regions in the Zaragoza and Teruel provinces where the wind parks will be located.
As per the latest wind energy industry news, the turbines for the Phoenix wind project will be manufactured at GE Renewable Energy’s site in Salzbergen, Germany, while the wind turbine blades will be manufactured at the European facilities of GE’s subsidiary LM Wind Power.
GE Renewable Energy has also signed a 20-year full-service agreement as per which it will provide data-driven insights, expert recommendations, and locally advanced field services through its services and monitoring sites located across Spain.
Peter Wells – Onshore Wind CEO for Europe and SSA at GE Renewable Energy, commenting on the Phoenix wind project contract, said: “Phoenix marks the continuation of the great work we have done with Forestalia in Goya. We are excited about this significant milestone that validates the reemergence of wind energy in Spain. We will continue building on our local experience to keep powering Aragon and Spain with clean energy.”
The GE wind turbines for the Phoenix wind project are expected to begin immediately. The ten wind parks of the new wind project in Spain, which are part of the 3GW renewable energy auction awarded by the Spanish energy ministry in May 2017, are being financed by JP Morgan, Banco Santander, and Sabadell.
According to Engie, the development of the Phoenix wind project will generate more than 800 jobs during the construction stage and nearly 50 additional permanent positions after the wind farms become operational.
Paulo Almirante – Engie Executive Vice-President and Group Chief Operating Officer, said: “With Phoenix Project, Engie Spain is taking an important step to achieve a clear positioning in key projects and markets, such as the renewable energy sector thanks to innovative management models offering a global and sustainable solution tailored to each client.”
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