GE Vernova‘s onshore wind business has announced an equipment and services deal with Pattern Energy to supply 674 3.6-1541 turbines with the capacity to provide more than 2.4 GW at the SunZia Wind project in New Mexico.
SunZia Wind, with an over 3.5 GW total project size, will bring GE Vernova’s installed base with Pattern Energy in North America to approximately 4.3 GW upon completion. The order, received in the fourth quarter of last year, is the largest single onshore wind turbine order received by the company.
The 3.6-154 turbine is built on the back of the 2.8-127 and designed for the U.S. market.
“We are proud to expand on our mutual installed base with GE in North America to more than 4 GW,” says Hunter Armistead, Pattern Energy CEO. “From the beginning this was a truly collaborative approach with GE to design an optimal site that maximizes turbine performance and optimizes fleet consistency. Nacelles and towers for the GE turbine are being domestically produced right here in the United States, helping SunZia create thousands of new jobs in manufacturing and construction. We’re proud to be building this milestone project together with GE that will bring clean energy to 3 million Americans.”
The project will be supplied through GE Vernova’s nacelle facility in Pensacola, Fla., as well as tower manufacturing facilities in Belen, N.M., Pueblo, Colo. and Amarillo, Texas.