GE has been selected by China’s Huaneng Corporation for the delivery of 55 units of its 2.75-120 wind turbines for the Huaneng Dali Longquan wind project in the Yunnan province of China.
The project is expected to deliver 151MW of power, helping the country to meet larger renewable energy production targets.
The contract also includes a service agreement for two years of operations and maintenance.
GE renewable energy business president and CEO Anne McEntee said: “Our goal is to invest in the kind of renewable technology that will bring high-quality, reliable power to the region for many years to come, and the 2.75-120 is a great example of exactly that.”
The 2.75-120 wind turbines are part of GE’s brilliant wind turbine platform. They are claimed to use the power of the industrial internet to analyse thousands of data points every second, thereby driving higher output, enhancing services productivity, and generating new revenue streams for customers.
Huaneng Renewables president Lin Gang said: “We chose GE based on its proven reliability in other parts of the world, and the technology behind GE’s 2.75-120 wind turbine is well-suited for our local land constraints and the high-altitude project site.”
In 2013, China added more than 16GW of wind power, accounting for more than 45% of the world’s total wind energy installations, says the Global Wind Energy Council.
China is expected to increase its installations to 150GW of total wind capacity by the end of 2017. This is in line with its target of producing at least 15% of overall energy output from renewable sources by 2020.