GE Renewable Energy has been selected by the Fuqing Haixia Electricity Generation Co. – a joint venture between China Three Gorges and Fujian Energy – to deliver three Haliade 150-6 MW offshore wind turbines to the Fujian Xinghua Gulf demo project in China.
The contract includes technical support and two-year operations and maintenance services. Installation is expected to take place during the last quarter of this year.
GE Renewable Energy is one of several wind turbine suppliers to participate in the 73 MW project, which will be capable of providing enough power to satisfy the needs of more than 20,000 households in the region, the company says.
According to John Lavelle, president and CEO of GE’s offshore wind business, once the project is completed, GE will be the “only supplier in the world to have installed offshore wind turbines in the Americas, Europe and Asia.”
The three nacelles and generators will be manufactured at GE’s offshore wind facility in Saint-Nazaire, France, and the towers and blades will be manufactured in China and Denmark, respectively.