GE says that Swedish energy developer Triventus Wind Power AB will use GE wind turbines to power a 27.5-MW wind farm being built near Falkenberg on Sweden’s west coast. The U.S. OEM will supply Triventus with 10, 2.75-103 wind turbines. It will be supported through the country’s green certificate support system.
Most of Sweden’s domestically generated energy traditionally has been produced by nuclear power plants and hydroelectric facilities. However, the Swedish Wind energy Assn. says that to comply with the European Union’s Renewables Directive, the country is working to expand wind farm installations.
GE Energy will deliver the wind turbines to the project site in Q1 and Q2 2013. The wind farm is scheduled to begin commercial service in Q2 2013. GE Energy also will provide maintenance support to the units under a five-year service agreement.
In 2011, GE announced that Stena Renewable Wind Energy Company would deploy 40 of GE’s 2.5-100 units for four new wind farms in the southern Swedish municipalities of Laholm Boxholm and Mjölby. Also in 2011, GE and Göteborg Energi began installing a 4.1-113 offshore turbine (4.1 MW) in the Gothenburg harbor, marking the first commercial application of GE’s 4.1-MW technology. The new turbine recently completed its first test run with an availability rate of over 99%.