GE Renewable Energy has been chosen by Continuum Green Energy India to supply, install and commission 55 turbines for the 149MW Morjar, Bhuj wind farm in Gujarat, India.
The 2.7-132 turbine has proven to be the technology of choice for customers in India due to its performance at low wind speeds, said GE.
The project was won by Continuum Green Energy during the tranche-VI auction of wind projects by Solar Energy Corporation of India and will produce enough green energy to power 125,000 households in India.
Product design will be carried out primarily at GE’s Technology Center in Bengaluru, blades manufactured in its plants in Vadodara and assembly at the company’s Multi-modal Manufacturing Facility in Pune.
GE Renewable Energy’s commercial leader for its onshore wind international business Gilan Sabatier said: “We are proud to be selected by Continuum Green Energy to execute this project which will significantly contribute to the country’s renewable aspirations.
“The project is a testament to the ability of our teams to not only offer state of the art technology but also do so in shorter than industry turn-around times.
“We sincerely thank Continuum Green Energy for its trust and look forward to furthering our partnership as it continues to build its renewable energy portfolio.”
Continuum Green Energy chief executive Arvind Bansal said: “We are glad to partner with GE for our project which will deliver renewable energy under a PPA with SECI for 25 years.
“Synergies in Continuum’s development capabilities and GE’s capabilities in manufacturing and delivering turbines timely will be of great value to the project.
“A long-term full-service agreement with GE for the wind turbines will also go a long way in ensuring high performance levels of the project.”