GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been selected by OX2 as the supplier for the 132 MW Metsälamminkangas wind farm in Finland. The project, which will use 24 of GE’s Cypress onshore wind platforms, represents GE’s first Cypress-equipped wind farm in Finland.
OX2 will operate the Cypress turbines at 5.5 MW, with a rotor diameter of 158 m. The end-user and owner of the wind farm will be Lundin Petroleum.
The deal, which includes a multi-year service contract, takes full advantage of the Cypress Platform's two-piece blade design provided by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business. The turbines will be equipped with GE's Ice Mitigation System in order to endure icing conditions for substantial parts of the year. The installation of the wind turbines at the project site will commence in 2Q2021 and the turbines will be fully commissioned and operational by the end of 2021.
The wind farm nominal capacity is 132 MW, which will generate 400 GWh of electricity per year.
The Cypress onshore wind platform enables significant Annual Energy Production (AEP) improvements, increased efficiency in service ability, improved logistics and siting potential, and ultimately more value for customers. The two-piece blade design enables blades to be manufactured at even longer lengths, improving logistics to drive costs down and offer more siting options, in locations that were previously inaccessible.
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