GE Renewable Energy has received an order to supply and install 112 of its 2.7-megawatt (MW) wind turbines for wind farm in Gujarat on the western coast of India, the company announced Wednesday.
The 112 units will be delivered, installed and commissioned over the next year to the EDF-SITAC joint venture for the Sitac Kabini wind farm.
The turbines will produce enough green energy to meet the annual electricity requirements of more than 1.3 million people in the country.
Gilan Sabatier, regional leader for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind business in South Asia and ASEAN, was quoted as saying that with the EDF-SITAC partnership, the company aims at growing Gujarat’s and India’s renewable energy capacity.
"With one of the largest rotors available in India to date, these turbines are perfectly suited for the country’s wind conditions,” Sabatier said.
The 300 MW of Sitac Kabini is also expected to help the government of Gujarat in reaching its renewable power obligations to bring the percentage of renewable sources from 10% of installed capacity today to 17% by 2021.
In 2016, the SITAC Group in India partnered with EDF Renewables in India to develop and commission wind energy projects in the country.
By Ebru Sengul Cevrioglu