GE signs 715-MW Asian wind order with China Huaneng Group

GE Renewable Energy and China Huaneng Group have signed an agreement to build a 715-MW wind farm in Puyang prefecture, Henan Province, China.

The deal was signed at theChina International Import Expo (CIIE) and represents GE’s largest-ever wind order in Asia, as well as the single-largest onshore wind deal ever awarded to a non-Chinese wind turbine generator OEM in China, GE says.

This low-wind-speed project has been recognized as the National Energy Administration’s plain wind development demonstration project and also a key new energy development project of Henan province, providing enough green electricity to power the equivalent of 500,000 homes.

According to the agreement, GE Renewable Energy is set to provide 286 units of its 2.5-132 turbines with 130-m soft steel towers. GE’s 2.5-132 turbines are manufactured by GE in China and designed specifically for the unique low-wind-speed needs of the region.

“We are delighted to be working with the China Huaneng Group Co. Ltd. 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,” said Jérôme Pécresse, president and chief executive officer of GE Renewable Energy. “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.”

China Huaneng has longstanding expertise in developing wind farms, and the scale of the Puyang project will surpass a previous cooperation between GE and China Huaneng – the 151-MW Huaneng Dali Longquan wind project in Yunnan – which uses GE’s 2.75-120 turbine.

“We are happy to join with GE again to provide clean energy to the people of Henan Province,” said Xiangdong Ye,vice president, China Huaneng Group. “China Huaneng Group highly recognize the application of advanced technology, dedicate to promote renewable energy deployment and energy transition. We look forward to utilizing the latest and greatest low-wind-speed technology to drive farm output as well service efficiency, helping to boost high quality renewable energy development.”

China Huaneng is a state-owned power generation company with a clean energy portfolio covering gas, hydro and wind power generation.

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