GE Renewable Energy has signed an agreement with Engie to supply a total of 144 2.5-116 turbines for the Umburanas Wind Farm Complex in upstate Bahia, Brazil.
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The turbines, amounting to a total capacity of 360 MW, will add to the 326.7 MW currently being commissioned by GE at the neighbouring Campo Largo I wind farm, which is also owned by Engie. The agreement includes a 10-year O&M commitment at the Umburanas Wind Farm.
The 326.7-MW Campo Largo 1 site is currently under construction and is expected to begin commercial operations in January 2019. It will create enough energy to power a population of up to 600,000 inhabitants. The newly announced 360-MW Umburanas project has also begun construction, and the first turbines are set to be delivered in 2018.
“Together, these two wind farms represent our largest volume of turbines in a single cluster in Brazil” said Vikas Anand, General Manager, GE’s Onshore Wind Business, Americas. This newly announced project also demonstrates our continued commitment to Brazil’s Wind industry.”
Eduardo Sattamini, president for Engie Brasil Energia added that the company has selected GE Renewable Energy to supply turbines for both projects. The turbines for Umburanas will feature 90-meter-tall towers and energy production has been increased by as much as 32 percent at wind speeds of 8.5 metres per second.