GE says it will supply 31 of its 1.6-100 wind turbines and 18 of its 2.75-103 wind turbines for the Dufferin Wind Farm, which will be located in Melanchthon County, Ontario, and is being developed by Longyuan Canada Renewables Ltd., a subsidiary of Chinese wind power developer China Long Yuan Power Generation (CLYPG).
CLYPG will be the first customer in Ontario to receive GE's 1.6-100 wind turbine, the company notes. GE will also supply its new 2.75-103 wind turbine, which is designed for low wind speeds, to CLYPG.
"The Dufferin Wind Farm marks our first global wind project outside of China," says Wu Hao, president of Long Yuan Canada. "With rich wind power resources and strong supporting policies for its wind industry, Canada has created an excellent investment and operational environment for wind farms."
The GE wind turbines will be shipped to the project site in 2013, with commercial operation expected in 2014.