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March 14, 2019

GE installs prototype for 5.3MW Cypress onshore wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy has completed the installation of the prototype for a 5.3 MW onshore wind turbine from its Cypress platform in Wieringermeer, Netherlands.

GE Renewable Energy has completed the installation of the prototype for a 5.3MW onshore wind turbine on its Cypress platform in Wieringermeer, Netherlands.

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The company said it is on track to deliver the first Cypress platform turbine by the end of this year.

In the coming months, GE will carry out testing of the turbine to support the process of obtaining the type certificate.

GE Renewable Energy CEO Jérôme Pécresse said: “We are confident that Cypress, with its two-piece blade design, will be a game changer for the industry.

“We’re hearing equal enthusiasm from our customers across the globe, who tell us they appreciate the potential of Cypress to help them both lower the cost of onshore wind and gain added flexibility in siting turbines.”

“We are confident that Cypress, with its two-piece blade design, will be a game changer for the industry.”

The Cypress platform will match each wind turbine solution to specific site needs to enable lower electricity cost. It was initially announced in September 2017 and will be powered by a two-piece blade design that makes it possible to use larger rotors and site the turbines in various locations.

LM Wind Power engineers worked with GE Renewable Energy and GE Research for the blade design, which allows installation of larger turbines in locations that could not be accessed earlier.

LM Wind Power CEO Duncan Berry said: “The project is truly coming together in a very short and demanding time frame. The technology results from decades of blade making knowledge and experience.”

GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400GW of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90% of utilities across the globe with its grid solutions.

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