GE Renewable Energy and China Huaneng Group have signed an agreement to build a 715 MW wind farm in China.
GE Renewable Energy and China Huaneng Group have signed an agreement at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) to build a 715 MW wind farm in Puyang, Henan Province, China.
This record deal represents GE’s largest-ever wind order in Asia, as well as the single-largest onshore wind deal ever awarded to a non-Chinese wind turbine generator OEM in China. For China Huaneng and the Henan province, this world-class low-wind-speed wind farm project has been recognised as National Energy Administration’s plain wind development demonstration project, and also a key new energy development project of Henan province, providing enough green electricity to power the equivalent of 500,000 homes in Henan Province.
According to the agreement, GE Renewable Energy is set to provide 286 units of its 2.5-132 turbines with 130m soft steel towers to the wind farm – which will be developed by China Huaneng and located in the Puyang prefecture, Henan Province.
Jérôme Pécresse, president & CEO of GE Renewable Energy, said that the firm is delighted to be working with the China Huaneng Group and the Henan Provincial Government to bring its technology, people, commitment and clean wind power to Henan Province, “as China continues to work toward its renewable energy goals. GE has a long history in China, and we are excited to have this opportunity to continue to learn locally and grow together, with technology specifically developed for the region.”
The project is also noteworthy for its deployment of GE’s 2.5-132 turbines, which were designed specifically for the unique low-wind-speed needs of the China wind regime and manufactured by GE in China.
China Huaneng is one of the largest state-owned power generation companies in China, known for its leading position with a clean energy portfolio covering gas, hydro and wind power generation.
Xiangdong Ye, vice president, China Huaneng Group said, we are happy to join with GE again to provide clean energy to the people of Henan Province. China Huaneng Group highly recognise the application of advanced technology, dedicate to promote renewable energy deployment and energy transition. “We look forward to utilising the latest and greatest low-wind-speed technology to drive farm output as well as service efficiency, helping to boost high-quality renewable energy development.”