GE Renewable Energy has signed an agreement with China Huaneng Group, a state-owned power generation company to build a 715MW windfarm in Puyang, Henan Province. The new agreement was signed at the China International Import Expo (CIIE).
GE will be responsible for delivering 286 units of its 2.5-132 wind turbines along with 130m soft steel towers at the windfarm.
GE Renewable Energy president and CEO Jérôme Pécresse said: “We are delighted to be working with the China Huaneng Group and the Henan Provincial Government to bring our technology, people, commitment and clean wind power to Henan Province, as China continues to work toward its renewable energy goals.
“GE has a long history in China, and we are excited to have this opportunity to continue to learn locally and grow together, with technology specifically developed for the region.”
This is the largest order that GE has secured in the Asian region and also the single-largest onshore wind contract that has been awarded to any non-Chinese wind turbine manufacturer.
China Huaneng will develop the windfarm, which is expected to generate enough power to meet the needs of 500,000 homes in Henan province. GE stated that it intends to deliver the wind turbines by July 2020.
China Huaneng Group vice-president Xiangdong Ye said: “We are happy to join with GE again to provide clean energy to the people of Henan Province. China Huaneng Group highly recognises the application of advanced technology, dedicated to promoting renewable energy deployment and energy transition.
“We look forward to utilising the latest and greatest low-wind-speed technology to drive farm output as well as service efficiency, helping to boost high-quality renewable energy development.”