GE has announced its first wind turbine order in Pakistan. The company will supply HydroChina, an equipment and procurement contractor, and wind farm customer Sapphire with 33 GE 1.5-82.5 turbines for the Sapphire Wind Power project, located in the province of Sindh. GE will also provide 10 years of operations and maintenance services as part of the contract.
GE notes that the 50 MW project will help Pakistan meet its 5% by 2030 renewables goal.
‘GE is excited to help our customers in Pakistan work toward its goals for renewable energy growth in the country,’ comments Anne McEntee, president and CEO of GE's renewable energy business. "Pakistan has huge potential for wind energy and is a great example of a country where wind can be competitive with other generation technologies."