GE Renewable Energy Bags 132.5 MW Turbine Order in Brazil

GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has signed an onshore wind contract with EDF Renewables in Brazil.
This deal for GE’s Cypress platform (the company’s largest onshore wind turbine) is also its first contract with EDF Renewables in the country. GE will be responsible for the production and delivery of 25 turbines, which will operate at 5.3 MW.

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The new GE machines will be installed at the Ventos da Bahia wind farm, located near the cities of Bonito and Mulungu do Morro, 350 KM from Salvador. Unit heights will range between 101 and 126 meters, with 77-meter carbon blades and a 158-meter rotor.

After installation, these turbines will bring an additional 132.5 MW capacity to EDF Renewables’ Ventos da Bahia wind farm, which today has an installed capacity of 182 MW.

Vikas Anand, GE Renewable Energy’s CEO for Onshore Wind, Americas, said that GE is delighted to work with EDF Renewables on this exciting project.

“GE remains deeply committed to Brazil’s energy future and we are proud to introduce our Cypress turbine to the region’s installed base, enabling additional renewable, sustainable energy access for consumers.”

The deal also includes 20 years of operation and maintenance (O&M) services for all the equipment supplied by GE in the facility. The Cypress units will be produced at GE’s facility in Camaçari (BA). Blades will be produced by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy’s business unit located in the Port of Suape.

Brazil has been actively investing in renewable sources as an alternative to diversify the energy mix, recognising environmental and economic advantages of doing so. Specifically, in the onshore wind sector, the country has more than 600 wind parks and 7,500 wind turbines, with GE supplying nearly 40 percent of the installed base across the country.

Recently, we reported that Dogger Bank Wind Farms, which is developing what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm when built, had selected GE Renewable Energy as its preferred turbine supplier. Under the new deal, GE Renewable Energy will supply the project with its next generation of offshore technology, the Haliade-X turbines, bringing the world’s most powerful wind turbine to the world’s largest wind farm.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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