GE Renewable Energy revealed that Azora had chosen it to procure 19 Cypress onshore wind turbines to generate 100 megawatts for the Cuevas de Velasco wind farm sited at the Cuenca province in Spain. The company announced that it would be running the Cypress turbines at a production rate of 5.5 megawatts to become the country’s most advanced rates. This project will be the first phase of the GE Renewable Energy Cypress portfolio running the onshore wind turbine project. The project will spur over a three-decade service period after which the program will be fully operational and enjoying the large scale details. 

GE Renewable Energy stated that the Cypress’ upgraded double-blade turbine would be developed by LM Wind Power, a branch of the company dealing with this service line. This subsidiary runs the Castellón facility in Spain created two years ago and is now hosting 650 employees. On the other hand, the towers of the wind turbines will be manufactured by Cypress in the country, although the nacelles will be coming in from GE’s European plant in Germany at Salzbergen. The executive overseeing the Infrastructure and Energy Investments at Azora, Santiago Olivares, expressed his excitement over the company dealing with GE to develop an advanced onshore wind power production facility in Spain. The completion of this project will ensure the generation of 300 megawatts hour yearly, thereby placing Spain in line with the strategy of producing clean, affordable, and reliable energy. 

Onshore Wind’s chief executive in Europe and Sub Saharan Africa, Peter Wells, expressed his satisfaction with Azora saying that the company is fulfilling a primary clean energy objective in Spain on its behalf to meet the electricity demands for the customers in the country. He announced that GE is happy to develop clean, cheap, renewable energy and participate in the expansion of the wind industry in the country. He explained that their objective as an agency is to minimize the cost of power, and they are hopeful that the Cypress portfolio can utilize the wind speed and capacity in the country to generate clean energy. Additionally, Spain has enumerated the National Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC) as the best strategy to attain 50 gigawatts of wind energy by the end of this decade. This strategy would mean that they plant wind energy facilities, generating 2300 megawatts of wind energy yearly throughout the decade. Spain’s wind power association, Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE), stated that the wind energy sector could produce a third of the national electricity production by the end of this decade from the 20 percent recorded last year. 

In conclusion, the Cypress onshore wind platform facilitates the advancement in European countries’ energy production, increases the reliability of the services offered by energy companies that they are partnering with, and meets the demands of the customers.