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GE to supply turbines for 105MW wind farm in Serbia

CTBR Staff Writer Published 30 November 2017

GE has received an order to supply turbines for a 105MW Blacksmith Kovačica wind farm to be located in Serbia.

The wind farm will be built in Vojvodina region North East of the country and will be operated by Enlight Renewable Energy. For this order GE will supply 38 of its 2.75-120 turbines. These turbines have a hub height of 110m of hub height.

As per GE, its 2.75-120 turbines are suited for the medium wind conditions of the Serbian great plains. GE has also agreed to undertake full service for a period of 15 years. When operational in 2019, the wind farm is expected to become the third largest in the country.

GE onshore wind business president and CEO Pete McCabe said: "GE Renewable Energy is determined to help countries reach their renewable energy goals.

“The Blacksmith wind project represents one fifth of the country's wind capacity targets for 2020 and we are very excited to be part of it."

Turbines for the wind farm will be manufactured at GE’s European facility in Salzbergen, Germany and the blades will be manufactured by LM Wind Power, its recently acquired company, operating in Spain and Poland.

Enlight Renewable Energy CEO Gilad Yavetz said: "This is a significant milestone for Enlight, which reflects our core competencies in the setup of project of a national scale. The Serbia project will provide the entire power consumption for the equivalent of 65,000 households, in addition to creating jobs and boosting Serbia's economic growth.

“We are proud of the vote of trust expressed by the support extended to us from GE and Europe's leading banks. Enlight has extensive and successful experience in working with GE in projects across Europe. We are pleased to collaborate again with the segment leader in this important project too."