GE announced that it will supply Toto Costruzioni S.p.A. with eight GE 2.85-103 wind turbines for a wind farm in the Puglia region of Italy.
The wind farm operator is Ponte Albanito S.r.l., a special purpose vehicle company, which is owned 70 percent by Renexia S.p.A. (a Toto Holding company) and 30 percent by Banco Santander as minority stakeholder. The project marks the first time GE 2.85-megawatt (MW) wind turbines will be used in Italy and will be the sixth wind farm in Puglia to use GE machines.
Renexia and Toto Costruzioni are entering the wind industry for the first time and chose GE technology for its inaugural wind farm. The project was awarded to Toto Costruzioni under the new Italian wind auction system for assignment of incentive tariff. The new wind farm will provide 22.8 MW of power to the grid, which would be equivalent to the required energy needs of approximately 15,000 homes in the region.