Australia’s first Cypress Platform wind farm set to enter construction phase

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GE Renewable Energy has been selected as wind turbine supplier for what will become Australia’s first Cypress Platform wind farm.

The 244 MW Bango wind farm, which is being built near Yass, NSW, will utilise 46 of GE’s Cypress onshore wind platform – the most powerful and efficient wind turbine in operation.

Steve Oswald, CEO GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind in Australia, said the project represents the company’s first Cypress-equipped wind farm in Australia and the largest globally to date.

“With 1 GW of installed wind capacity and another 600 MW under construction here, GE remains deeply committed to Australia’s energy future, and with the Cypress platform we’re ensuring that we are bringing the very latest technology to this market,” he said.

“This new platform will help lower the cost of energy for Australian households and businesses and will create a significant number of regional jobs throughout the construction phase.”

According to GE, construction of the project will commence shortly, with the Bango wind farm to be commissioned by 2021.

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Once fully operational, the wind farm will generate approximately 244 MW, which is enough electricity to power over 100,000 homes.

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