Spain-based Enerfín has announced the construction of the 50 MW Cofrentes wind farm in Valencia, Spain, which will be powered by 13 of GE Renewable Energy’s onshore turbines.
The project represents the first between the two companies. According to the partners, the project also marks the return of wind energy to the Valencian community after an eight-year hiatus.
The wind farm will be powered by 13 of GE’s 3.8-137 turbines, each with a hub height of 111.5 meters – suited to take advantage of the wind conditions in the mountainous range of La Muela de Cortes. The turbines will be produced at GE’s Renewable Energy site in Salzbergen, Germany, while the blades will be manufactured by GE’s LM Wind Power in Spain.
GE Renewable Energy will also provide a 25-year service agreement, offering data-driven insights, recommendations and field services, all sourced locally thanks to GE’s service site in Noblejas and a new remote operations center in Barcelona.
“We are very excited to be working with Enerfín in our first project together and to be able to do so on a project that highlights our commitment to the Spanish wind market, while offering the full range of local capabilities, expertise and unique solutions we have in Spain,” says Peter Wells, onshore wind CEO of Europe and SSA at GE Renewable Energy.