Greentech Lead Europe: Swedish energy developer Triventus
Wind Power has tied up with GE to use GE’s wind turbine technology to power its
27.5 MW wind farm project.
Triventus Wind Power is building the wind project near
Falkenberg on Sweden’s west coast.
As per the agreement, GE will supply Triventus with 10 of
its 2.75-103 wind turbines. The wind farm will generate renewable electricity
to power the equivalent of 7,500 houses in Sweden.
The Triventus project will be supported through the
country’s green certificate support system.
To address the European Union’s Renewables Directive,
Sweden is expanding wind farm installations throughout the country, according
to the Swedish Wind Energy Association.
“Given Sweden’s need to expand the role of wind energy,
GE’s wind turbine technology has a proven track record of reliability and
efficiency to ensure our project is successfully implemented on schedule,” said
Linda Palsson, MD of Triventus Wind Power.
The agreement enables GE Energy to deliver wind turbines
to the project site during the first and second quarters of 2013. The wind farm
is scheduled to begin commercial service in the second quarter of 2013. GE
Energy also will provide maintenance support to the units under a five-year
“With the 2.75 turbine, Triventus is investing into
a technology that is built on the proven 2.5 platform. The solid design of this
platform ensures high availability rates and with that supports the country’s
renewables targets in the long run,” said Stephan Ritter, GE’s general manager
for renewable energy in Europe.
In 2011, GE announced that Stena Renewable Wind Energy
Company will deploy 40 of GE’s 2.5-100 units for four new wind farms in the
southern Swedish municipalities of Laholm Boxholm and Mjolby.
GE and Goteborg Energi started installing a 4.1-113
offshore turbine in the Gothenburg harbor in Risholmsvagen. The new turbine
produces enough electricity to supply 3,000 Swedish homes per year.