Spain’s Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda has awarded a major contract to develop a 1,200 MW wind farm in Aragón with GE Renewable Energy providing the technology. The contract boosts the Forestalia Group’s ambition to develop 408.5 MW of winds farms and bioenergy stations in Spain with a goal to enhance the uptake of wind energy.
GE Renewable Energy will supply its wind turbines from its 3 MW product range. Across this latest contract and the one previously attained by the Forestalia group to develop green energy production in the autonomous community while bringing renewables to an open, competitive market, 1,500 MW of power will be generated.
GE will oversee production of the technology across three European sites. The turbine will be manufactured in Germany with blades from LM Wind Power. GE’s service centre in As Pontes will support delivery as will 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 when congratulating Forestalia on the success of its recent auctions in Spain. He added that this highlights the importance of technology collaboration in Europe. “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.”