GE Touts Large Flurry Of Wind Orders Rounding Out 2015


GE Renewable Energy says it secured 1.4 GW of firm and unconditional wind turbine supply orders in the month of December.

The agreements call for GE’s wind technology to supply more than 20 new projects across seven different countries. Approximately half of the planned 1.4 GW is scheduled to be installed outside the U.S. – specifically, in countries including Brazil, India, France, Germany, Turkey and the U.K.

According to GE, the flurry of deal activity follows the recent launch of GE Renewable Energy, a new business unit the company introduced in November after completing its acquisition of Alstom’s renewable energy group. The acquisition expanded GE’s European wind turbine installed base by approximately 50% and grew its global wind footprint to more than 30,000 turbines worldwide, the company says.

In the U.S., Lincoln Clean Energy and Starwood have selected GE’s new 2.3-116 turbines for the Horse Creek wind farm, a 230 MW project in northern Texas. In addition to using the new 2 MW turbine platform, the site has also established a full services agreement and will benefit from GE’s Digital Wind Farm capabilities.

In Europe, the company recently announced its largest French onshore wind deal to date: Velocita Energies will install a combined 120 MW of GE technology for two wind farms in the Franche-Comté region over the next two years.

In Turkey, GE will supply turbines for Guris Insaat’s 85 MW extension of the Dinar wind farm in Afyon, as well as for Dost Enerji’s 70 MW Bergres wind farm in Izmir, situated on the Aegean coast.

“We continue to focus on driving global growth for our business, and the international scope of these deals reflects that effort,” says Anne McEntee, president and CEO of GE’s onshore wind business. “We are pleased to see customers adopting our newest hardware and software turbine technologies, and we have built a strong backlog heading into 2016.”

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