GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been selected by OX2 as the supplier for the 132MW Metsälamminkangas wind farm in Finland. The project will use 24 of GE’s 5.5MW Cypress onshore wind platforms, with a rotor diameter of 158m. The end-user and owner of the wind farm will be Lundin Petroleum.
The deal includes a multi-year service contract. The turbines will be equipped with GE’s Ice Mitigation System in order to enable them to endure icing conditions for substantial parts of the year. Installation of the wind turbines at the project site will start in Q2 2021, and the turbines will be fully commissioned and operational by the end of 2021.
The wind farm will have a nominal capacity of 132MW, and will generate 400GWh of electricity per year.
GE said that the Cypress onshore wind platform enables significant Annual Energy Production (AEP) improvements, increased efficiency in service ability, improved logistics and siting potential, and more value for customers. It has a two-piece blade design, which enables longer lengths for blades, with consequent benefits.