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.
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.
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