GE has announced it is providing two new wind farms in central England with more than 40 MW of installed capacity. The company has already supplied the Chelveston Wind Farm with nine GE 2.85 MW turbines and will deliver nine GE 1.6 MW turbines to the Burton Wold wind farm extension in Kettering. In addition, GE will support the projects through service and maintenance agreements.
The company provided its turbines to Wykes Engineering Ltd. for the 25.65 MW Chelveston Wind Farm, which was commissioned in September and entered full operation in October. The wind farm is part of the Chelveston Renewable Energy Park, a site that also consists of biomass plants, biofuel generators and solar photovoltaic arrays that are currently being installed.
The Burton Wold wind farm extension will provide 14.4 MW of power. John Laing is the owner of the project, and the plans were developed by First Renewable Ltd. John Laing will build, own and operate the wind farm.
As a member of the European Union, the U.K. is required to meet the EU 20/20 target of having 20% renewable energy generation by the year 2020, GE notes. To date, the company says it has supplied or is under contract to supply more than 163.10 MW of wind turbines to the U.K.