Cobra Energia awards GE wind-turbine service contract

American technology conglomerate GE has signed a 10-year contract with Spanish wind developer Cobra Energia to provide advanced services for 178 GE wind turbines installed at eight wind farms across Spain.

According to GE, this agreement is its largest wind-energy services contract in Europe and reinforces the company’s position in Europe’s competitive wind-turbine services sector.

The agreement provides the flexibility for Cobra Energia to complete routine maintenance, with GE contributing towards advanced unplanned maintenance, troubleshooting, upgrades and parts.

The GE service agreement covers Cobra Energia’s entire fleet of GE 1.5MW wind turbines coming off warranty between 2010 and 2012.