GE Energy to Supply 33 Wind Turbines for Project in Spain

March 01, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

GE Energy (Atlanta, GA), a leading supplier of power generation and energy delivery technology, reported that it will supply 33 of its 1.5 MW wind turbines for the Las Lomillas wind project in Tébar, Spain. Located in the Castilla-La Mancha region of central Spain, approximately 80 km southwest of Cuenca, the project is owned and being developed by Tébar Eólica, which is a joint partnership equally owned by GENESA (Hidrocantábrico) and Tébar Agrícola.

Under the terms of its agreement, GE Energy will install and commission the project’s wind turbines. Under an agreement with Tébar Eólica, GE Energy also will provide operation and maintenance services for five years. Once completed in April 2005, the plant is expected to produce approximately 120 GW hours of electricity annually. The Las Lomillas wind farm supports Spain’s goal to install 13,000 MW of wind energy capacity throughout the nation by 2010. The output will be sold by Tébar Eólica in the liberalized market.

"We are pleased to be working for the first time with Hidrocantábrico, Spain’s fourth largest utility, and supporting their wind energy needs for Las Lomillas project," stated GE Energy’s Wind Operations General Manager Antonio Casla. "With local manufacturing and support services located in Noblejas, and the global support of GE’s worldwide resources, including GE’s new customer support center and global research center in Germany, our goal is to bring our Spanish customers the highest level of value and support."