Jun 28, 2013 - US conglomerate General Electric (NYSE:GE) on Thursday said it had set up a wind energy services facility in Brazil.
The service centre is situated in Brazil's eastern state of Bahia, the first of the two service facilities that GE plans launch in the country this year. The US group intends to open a second service facility in Rio Grande do Norte later this year.
Engineers at the new service sites, the development of which is estimated to cost USD 1.5 million (EUR 1.1m), will monitor wind conditions and send local technicians to maintain wind farms and operate a store of key equipment.
At present, GE has installed 450 wind turbines in Brazil and expects to install more than 1 GW of capacity by the end of 2013. If achieved, this will make it the top wind turbine supplier there, GE noted.
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