Prowind will operate the three Cypress turbines at 4.8MW, with a rotor diameter of 158m and hub heights of up to 150 and 161 meter. The split blades will be produced by LM Wind Power in Spain and the blade tips will be installed on site. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.
The Cypress platform two-piece blade design has been developed to reduce transportation costs and ease manoeuvring across the forest of Bavaria, where the turbines will be installed. GE Renewable Energy will also provide a 20-year Full Service Agreement offering data-driven insights, expert recommendations, and advanced field services.
“It’s our first commercial order for Cypress, with multiple commitments in queue to follow, and a future of technology evolution and leadership ahead of us” said Peter Wells, Onshore Wind CEO for Europe and SSA at GE Renewable Energy. “Wind continues to compete and win, it’s an exciting time, and we look forward to the ongoing journey.”
Johannes Busmann CEO, founder and Owner of Prowind added that the Cypress platform is a great fit for the unique characteristics of the Elfershausen project, thanks to the flexibility it offers in the transportation and the installation of its components and blades.
Prowind, a leader in the production of clean energy in Germany, already has more than 55MW of installed capacity using GE Renewable Energy equipment. The Cypress platform will add to the number of GE turbines, from 1.5MW to 2.5MW models, that have been powering Prowind sites for more than 10 years.
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