22 September 2005 – Construction has begun on GE’s new 55 MW wind farm in the Alsleben-Schackstedt region of Germany. The development will use 37 of the company’s 1.5 MW wind turbines.
Located 70 miles northwest of Leipzig, the project was developed by EAB Technology Group and recently became GE Energy Financial Services third investment in Germany’s wind generation industry.
A statement from GE read: “Over the coming years, GE Energy Financial Services intends to increase its investment in Europe’s growing energy markets, particularly in high quality renewable energy projects like wind power.”
The Alsleben project will require a power substation and an upgrade of surrounding transmission lines. The farm is scheduled to begin generating in March 2006.
EAB, the project developer and manager, will continue as technical advisor. GE Energy’s wind unit will provide installation and maintenance services for the project on a long-term basis.