PUSPOK Group has selected GE Renewable Energy to supply 30 of its Cypress onshore wind turbines for two wind farms located in the Burgenland region in Austria. The deal also includes a multi-year service contract.
Cypress turbines have a capacity of 5.5 MW, a rotor diameter of 158 meters and a two-piece blade design. The turbines are manufactured by LM Wind Power (owned by GE Renewable Energy). The two wind farms have a nominal capacity of 157 MW and will generate 380 GWh of electricity per year, equivalent to the electricity consumption of more than 85,000 households. The installation of the wind turbines at the project site will commence in the first quarter of 2021 and the turbines will be fully commissioned and operational by the end of 2021.
Commenting on the development, Lukas Puspok, managing director of PUSPOK Group said, “This repowering project is a milestone in the history of our company. We are proud to stay actively involved on top of the renewable energy market in Austria. PUSPOK Group wants to thank GE for their efforts and commitment in every process of this project.”
Peter Wells, GE’s CEO of Onshore Wind in Europe commented, “We’re delighted to partner with Puspok on this project, and we are thrilled they’ve selected our Cypress platform. We’re proud to create service jobs in Austria and help bring additional clean, affordable, renewable energy to the country.”
Wind energy meets about 13 per cent of Austria’s power consumption and is expected to rise within the next few years. According to the Austrian wind power association IG Windkraft, wind power could meet 26 per cent of the national electricity supply by 2030.