Enerfín has announced the start of construction of the 50MW Cofrentes wind farm in Valencia, Spain, which will be powered by 13 GE 3.8-137 onshore wind turbines, with a hub height of 111.5 metres, ideally suited to take advantage of the wind conditions in the mountainous range of La Muela de Cortes.
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Cofrentes is the first project to be developed by GE Renewable Energy and Enerfín and marks the return of wind energy to the Valencian Community after an eight-year hiatus. The turbines will be produced at GE’s Renewable Energy site in Salzbergen, Germany; while the blades will be manufactured by GE’s LM Wind Power in Spain. GE Renewable Energy will also provide a 25-year Full Service Agreement offering data-driven insights, expert recommendations, and advanced field services, all sourced locally thanks to GE Renewable Energy’s Service site in Noblejas and the new Remote Operations Center (ROC) in Barcelona.
“We are very excited to be working with Enerfín in our first project together and to be able to do so on a project that highlights our commitment to the Spanish wind market, while offering the full range of local capabilities, expertise and unique solutions we have in Spain” said Peter Wells, Onshore Wind CEO for Europe and SSA at GE Renewable Energy.
The Noblejas site, where the drivetrains of the Cofrentes turbines will eventually go for service, is one of the few sites in Spain with the scope to service machines of up to 4MW from a variety of manufactures. In addition, GE Renewable Energy’ ROC in Barcelona, is expected to add to its radar Enerfín’s turbines once they are commissioned by 2020.