GE installs 1st Cypress turbines for 153-MW wind project in Brazil
First Cypress wind turbines from GE Renewable Energy at Serra da Babilonia wind farm
GE Renewable Energy has completed the installation of the first turbines for a 153-MW expansion of the Serra da Babilonia wind power complex in the state of Bahia.
The renewable energy arm of General Electric (NYSE:GE) is implementing a 30-turbine extension of the current 223.25-MW complex. The company is utilising its Cypress model, a wind turbine with an operating range of 4.8 MW-5.1 MW.
This is the first time GE erects Cypress turbines in the Americas, it said, adding that over 60% of the machine's components are being produced in Brazil.
The agreement with Brazilian energy company Rio Energy also includes 10 years of operation and maintenance (O&M) services for all equipment supplied by the company at Serra da Babilonia, GE noted.