Luxcara and GE Renewable Energy have announced an agreement to build a 753 MW onshore wind farm in northern Sweden, the Önusberget wind farm. The project will be the largest single onshore wind farm in Europe, as well as GE’s largest onshore wind farm contract outside of the USA. Luxcara has already started infrastructure work, and GE will start installing turbines from July 2021.
GE Renewable Energy will supply 137 Cypress 5.5 MW turbines, which have a 158m rotor optimised for the wind speeds and climate of the project site. The turbine blades will be equipped with an ice mitigation system, ensuring a stable level of availability and reduced downtime. The parties also agreed on a 25-year full turbine maintenance and service contract.
Jérôme Pécresse, President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Luxcara to partner on the largest ever single onshore wind farm to be built in Europe. The Önusberget wind farm marks our continuous commitment to the Swedish onshore market, extends our presence in Europe, and confirms the confidence of our customers in Cypress, our most powerful onshore wind platform.”