ENGIE, GE Team Up for Brazil Wind Project

The deal marks the firms' second collaboration in the Umburanas/Sento Sé region, where ENGIE is the largest private producer of power.

2.5xl wind turbines at the Fântânele Wind Farm, România
2.5xl wind turbines at the Fântânele Wind Farm, România

GE Renewable Energy has signed an agreement with ENGIE to supply 144 of its 2.5-116 turbines for the Umburanas Wind Farm Complex in upstate Bahia, Brazil. The 360-megawatt wind farm will add to the 326.7 megawatts under commission by GE Renewable Energy at the neighboring Campo Largo I wind farm, also owned by ENGIE.

“Together, these two wind farms represent our largest volume of turbines in a single cluster in Brazil,” Vikas Anand, general manager of GE’s Onshore Wind Business, Americas, said in a prepared statement.

The massive Campo Largo 1 site, currently under construction, will begin commercial operation in January 2019, and is anticipated to power up to 600,000 homes. The newly announced 360-megawatt Umburanas facility is also under construction, and the first turbines are set to be delivered in 2018. GE’s 2.5-116 turbine for Umburanas will feature 295-foot-tall (90-meter-tall) towers. Besides supplying the wind project with turbines, GE Renewable Energy will also provide 10 years of operations and maintenance at the Umburanas Wind Farm.

Eduardo Sattamini, president for ENGIE Brasil Energia added, “we have selected GE Renewable Energy to supply turbines for both projects and we trust GE’s commitment to implement the projects according to the agreed business plan, therefore reinforcing the partnership between the two companies”.

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