GE has announced the first French order for its 2.75-120 wind turbines. The company will supply five of the machines, along with a full-service agreement, for the 13.75 MW Monts du Lomont project in the Franche Comte region of France.
Developed by Opale Energies Naturelles on behalf of Velocita Energies, the installation will contribute to the region's objective of harnessing 600 MW of wind power by 2020, according to GE. The manufacturer also says its 2.75-120 model is designed for low-wind-speed areas.
"Opale and Velocita have always tried to foster local development during projects," comments Andrew Lee, CEO of Velocita. "We try to ensure that communities are benefiting from our projects. GE's wind turbines will help us generate more energy in this area, bringing more efficient power to the people who need it."
The Monts du Lomont project is the first time GE and Velocita Energies have worked together to implement a renewable energy solution. Shipment of the wind turbines will occur in the third quarter of 2015, with commercial operation expected to begin by year's end.