GE Renewable Energy has been selected by wind developer CleanMax to supply 42 of the 2.7-132 wind turbines for onshore wind hybrid projects in India.
Product design will take place primarily at GE’s Technology Centre in Bengaluru, blades being manufactured in GE’s plants in Vadodara and Bengaluru and assembly at the GE Multi-modal Manufacturing Facility in Pune. GE’s 2.7-132 wind turbine is considered well suited to India’s low wind speeds.
The wind farms, totalling 110MW, will contribute to India’s renewables target of 175GW by 2022, with 60GW coming from wind.
CleanMax develops wind farms across India that allow Open Access power procurement. From these facilities, they supply large corporates with renewable energy cheaper than the prevailing grid electricity tariffs.
“This marks the beginning of what we hope will be a long-lasting partnership positioning GE Renewable Energy as a trusted renewable energy partner for companies and governments. It is a landmark project that demonstrates what we can achieve with new economic models, and we are thrilled and thankful to have formed a new relationship with CleanMax,” said Gilan Sabatier, regional leader for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind Business in South Asia and ASEAN.