GE wins big in largest European wind auction to date

GE Renewable Energy has been selected to provide turbines for a giant 1.2 GW wind facility in Aragon, Spain.

The Forestalia Group, through the Sociedad Aragonesa Transeuropea de Energías Renovables, has been awarded a contract by Spain’s Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda to develop a 1,200-MW wind farm in Aragón.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the technology provider supplying its wind turbines from its 3-MW product range to generate a total of 1,500 MW between the two projects.

This builds on the tender that Forestalia won in January 2016 to develop 408.5 MW of wind farms and bioenergy stations in Aragón, Spain. The two contracts support Forestalia’s goal to boost wind-energy production in the autonomous community and bring renewable generation to an efficient, open, and competitive market.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the technology provider supplying its wind turbines from its 3-MW product range to generate a total of 1,500 MW between the two projects. GE will manufacture the wind turbines across three European facilities, including its Engineering Center of Excellence in Barcelona.

“We are very pleased to be closely collaborating with Forestalia on a project that will drive renewable energy growth and cost competitiveness in Europe,” said Jérôme Pécresse, President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy. “GE is immensely proud that the turbine that will equip the future farms is a European product with the nacelle produced in Germany in addition to the towers and blades manufactured in Spain.”

The wind turbines will be manufactured in Salzbergen, Germany, and blades by LM Wind Power, which was recently acquired by GE Renewable Energy and has production plants in Ponferrada and Castellón. The project will be supported by GE’s service center in As Pontes.

Forestalia’s success in recent years is based on the great development of its projects, all of which are well under way and have been properly identified and assessed to meet all administrative and technical requirements. Forestalia provides a flexible and efficient business model that meets the needs of the renewable energy industry today.

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