GE has secured a contract to supply 18 wind turbines to the Pladiski wind farm being constructed by Eesti Energia and Nelja Energia on the Parki peninsula, Estonia.

Construction of the wind farm is in line with the Estonian Government’s initiative to increase the country’s renewable energy supply and Eesti Energia’s long-term strategy of reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Under a ten-year full-service agreement, GE will provide operation and maintenance services to the plant.

GE Renewable Energy Europe general manager Stephan Ritter said that the 2.5-100 wind turbines of GE feature higher efficiency, increased reliability, improved ease of maintenance and seamless grid integration, making it a best fit for Estonia’s strong wind conditions.

Delivery of the turbines is scheduled to take place in 2012 and the plant is expected to begin commercial operations in the same year.