Wind energy: Iberdrola signs wind farm maintenance agreement

A three-year renewable contract, with a possible two year extension. The contract includes maintenance services for 310 wind turbines with GE technology owned by IBERDROLA in Spain.

Grouped in nine facilities, the turbines are located in Murcia, Cuenca and Albacete provinces with a joint capacity of nearly 400 MW
This is the largest wind farm maintenance contract signed by General Electric in Europe, thus consolidating Tamoin as one of the core suppliers of IBERDROLA Group in Spain.

IBERDROLA has signed a wind farm maintenance contract with the consortium made up of General Electric and Spain’s Tamoin Energías Renovables for nearly 400 megawatts (MW) in Spain.

The three-year renewable contract, with a possible two year extension, covers predictive and preventative maintenance of 310 General Electric wind turbines at nine of IBERDROLA’s wind farms in Spain, namely the

Cuesta Colorada, Cerro Calderón, Cerro Palo, Muela 1, Maza, Calleja, Isabela, Sierra Quemada and Gavilanes facilities, located in the Spanish provinces of Murcia, Cuenca and Albacete.

Under this agreement, the General Electric-Tamoin Energías Renovables consortium will oversee maintenance activities, guaranteeing the strict levels of availability and response times required by IBERDROLA Group.

Wind farm maintenance is among IBERDROLA’s top priorities. As global leader in wind power, the company demands high levels of efficiency that are within the reach of few industry players.

In the context of the maintenance contract renovation process carried out by IBERDROLA in the last few months, which includes agreements with Gamesa and Tamoin, this is the largest wind farm maintenance agreement signed to date by General Electric in Europe.

Moreover, this deal consolidates Tamoin as one of IBERDROLA’s main service providers, having conducted maintenance on the company’s wind farms, biomass plants and other renewable facilities for over 20 years now.

General Electric is an innovative and diversified technology company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, health care solutions, and television programming, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs over 300,000 people worldwide.

Tamoin Energías Renovables belongs to the Tamoin Group. Headquartered in Erandio (Vizcaya, Spain), this company specialises in multi-technology wind turbine maintenance, performing the full spectrum of activities required to keep wind farms operating at full tilt.

The Tamoin Group boasts a highly skilled team of professionals, allowing it to offer top quality industrial services. It currently has around 1,300 employees.

IBERDROLA, the renewable energy leader

IBERDROLA is the leading developer of renewable energy in Spain, with 5,963 MW installed capacity at the end of March 2012. The company has more than 5,600 MW of wind energy capacity, around 310 MW of small-scale hydroelectric plants, 50 MW at its solar thermal plant in Puertollano (Ciudad Real), and 2 MW at its first forest biomass power plant in Corduente (Guadalajara).

With renewable operations in 23 countries, the company is the world leader in its sector by both capacity – 14,000 MW at the end of March 2012 – and output, with over 20,700 million kilowatt hours generated in 2011.