GE has announced today Germania Windpark, one of Germany's leading wind power developers, has selected GE's wind turbine technology for the expansion of a wind farm near Magdeburg in central Germany.
GE is supplying three 2.5-megawatt wind turbines for the expansion of the wind farm Groß-Santersleben Süd, where eight GE 1.5-megawatt wind turbines are already operating. The expansion will add 7.5 megawatts of clean, wind-generated electricity.
"The Groß-Santersleben Süd wind park expansion builds on a long-term relationship that we have with GE's wind business," said Markus Tacke, managing director of Germania Windpark. "Many of our previous projects with GE have featured 1.5-megawatt wind turbines, so this expansion will be the first project to implement GE's advanced 2.5-megawatt machines."
GE and Germania Windpark also have signed a full service agreement (FSA) covering the new wind turbines. GE's FSAs are designed to provide wind turbine owners with total support for all of their planned and unplanned maintenance and operational needs. The new service agreement has just been introduced this year by GE.
"GE´s full service agreement was an important requirement for our decision and we appreciate GE´s flexibility on this contract", said Willi Rauße, managing director of Winvest Finanzierungsservice.
The 2.5-megawatt series platform represents GE's most advanced wind turbine technology in terms of efficiency, reliability and grid connection capabilities. The 2.5-megawatt platform is designed to yield the highest annual energy production in its class and builds on the success of GE's 1.5-megawatt wind turbine, the world's most widely deployed wind turbine with 14.000 units now installed.