GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been selected by investors Partners Group and CWP as the wind turbine supplier for the 244 MW Bango wind farm near Yass, New South Wales.
The project, which will use 46 of GE’s Cypress onshore wind platform, represents the company’s first Cypress-equipped wind farm in Australia and the largest globally to date.
The construction of the project is due to start soon and will be fully commissioned and operational by 2021. The construction phase will create up to 120 regional jobs and once complete the wind farm will deliver five full-time jobs. The proposed project capacity is approximately 244 MW, which would generate enough energy for over 100 000 homes and would save over 600 000 tpy of greenhouse gas emissions.
The Cypress onshore wind platform enables significant annual energy production (AEP) improvements, increased efficiency in serviceability, improved logistics and siting potential. The two-piece blade design enables blades to be manufactured at longer lengths and improving logistics to drive costs down and offer more siting options, in locations that were initially inaccessible.
Steve Oswald, Country Leader GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind in Australia, commented: “With 1 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 ensuring that we are bringing the very latest technology to this market. This new platform will help lower the cost of energy for Australian households and businesses and will create a significant number of regional jobs throughout the construction phase."
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