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GE bags 2 GW of US onshore wind orders in 5 months

GE launches the Cypress onshore wind platform. Image by: GE Renewable Energy.

May 20 (Renewables Now) - The renewables unit of US conglomerate General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) has obtained 2,010 MW of onshore wind orders in North America through May 2019, it announced today.

In the first five months of the year, the company has received orders for a total of 728 turbines, the majority of which are from the 2-MW product platform. GE anticipates to install more than 15 GW of its 2-MW machines by the end of the year.

Among the projects that will be equipped by GE is Engie's 160-MW Jumbo Hill wind farm in Texas. The French company announced the start of construction work at the project site in April.

At present, GE has more than 26,000 turbines in operation in the US.

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