300MW Gujarati wind farm’s turbines to be supplied by GE

By Marcus Lawrence
GE Renewable Energy has announced that it will deliver the wind power turbines for a 300MW wind farm in Gujarat, India that will he...

GE Renewable Energy has announced that it will deliver the wind power turbines for a 300MW wind farm in Gujarat, India that will help drive the country’s energy future.

The 112 turbines are optimised for low wind speeds, and the farm is set to provide power to meet the yearly energy requirements of 1.3 million people.

A 25-year power purchase agreement has been achieved by EDF and the Sitac Group with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), itself an organisation administratively managed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

With the turbines due to be installed over the course of this year, the farm will aid Gujarat in establishing renewable energy sources as 17% of its installed capacity by next year (a figure which currently stands at 10%) as dictated by the government-mandated Renewable Power Obligations initiative.

SEE ALSO:

“We are extremely honored to have been selected by EDF-Sitac for this project. Together, we are aiming at growing Gujarat’s and India’s renewable energy capacity,” said Gilan Sabatier, Regional Leader for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind business in South Asia and ASEAN, in the company’s statement

“We are now focused on making this project a success for our customer and we look forward to seeing our first 2.7 MW turbines up and running on site very soon. With one of the largest rotors available in India to date, these turbines are perfectly suited for the country’s wind conditions.”

Last week, GE Renewable Energy named a new Vice President and CEO of Grid Solutions, Heiner Markhoff, who will oversee the continued development of next gen grid technology that will facilitate the energy transition around the world.

Of the appointment, Markhoff said: “I am privileged to return to GE and excited to take on this challenge to position our Grid business for the future. Grid technology is at the core of the energy transition and enabling more renewable energy. I’m looking forward to working with the Grid team to create value for our customers and GE.”

Share
Share

Featured Articles

UK and US announce energy partnership

The agreement will work towards reducing global dependency on Russian energy exports, stabilising energy markets, and stepping up collaboration

Alfa Laval to supply world’s largest green hydrogen plant

The facility is being built in NEOM, the US$500bn futuristic city being developed in Saudi Arabia

COP27 agrees to climate compensation fund

The deal is said to be a historic first in acknowledging the vast inequities of the climate crisis

North America's natural gas can help mitigate energy crisis

Oil & Gas

COP27: Egypt and Norway to build 100MW green hydrogen plant

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy company Masdar opens office in Saudi Arabia

Renewable Energy