GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been selected by investors Partners Group and CWP as the wind turbine supplier for the 244MW Bango wind farm near Yass, New South Wales, Australia. The project, which will use 46 of GE’s Cypress onshore wind platform, is a significant milestone for GE, and represents the company’s first Cypress-equipped wind farm in Australia, and the largest globally to date.
Construction of the project will start shortly, and is scheduled to be fully commissioned and operational by 2021. The proposed project capacity is 244MW.
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 to even longer lengths and improving logistics to drive costs down and offer more siting options in locations that were previously inaccessible.
Steve Oswald, Country Leader GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind in Australia, said: “With 1 GW of installed wind capacity and another 600MW under construction here, GE remains deeply committed to Australia’s energy future, and with the Cypress platform, we’re ensuring that we’re 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.”