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GE to supply wind turbines for Engie Brazilian project

GE Renewable Energy has signed an agreement with ENGIE to supply 144 of its 2.5-116 turbines for the Umburanas wind farm complex in Bahia in Brazil.

The 360 MW project will add to the 326.7 MW already under commissioning by GE Renewable Energy at the neighboring Campo Largo I wind farm, which is also owned by ENGIE.

Vikas Anand, general manager of GE’s Onshore Wind Business, Americas, said: “Together, these two wind farms represent our largest volume of turbines in a single cluster in Brazil. This newly-announced project also demonstrates our continued commitment to Brazil’s wind industry.”

GE Renewable Energy will also be providing 10 years of O&M at the Umburanas wind farm.

The Campo Largo 1 site is currently under construction and will begin commercial operations in January 2019. The Umburanas project has also begun construction and the first turbines are set to be delivered in 2018.

GE’s 2.5-116 turbine for Umburanas will feature 90-metre-tall towers. GE said this machine provides efficiency gains to the wind farm by maximizing energy production, reducing infrastructure spending and making for an even more competitive wind levelized cost of electricity (LCOE). The turbine’s energy production is increased by as much as 32% at 8.5 m/s, compared to GE’s 1.7MW.