GE to start making 2-MW wind turbines in Brazil next year
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US conglomerate General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) announced ob Wednesday that its factory in Brazil's Campinas city will begin manufacturing wind turbines of the new 2-MW platform in 2016.
The new units, of 2-MW and 2.3-MW capacity, will replace the current 1.7-MW machines, the company said in a press release.
The manufacturer added it already has supply contracts with local companies for the new line of turbines, including a deal from last month with the Casa dos Ventos to deliver 156 wind turbines of two different models for a 360-MW local project.
The more powerful turbines, which will have larger rotors and lighter blades, will meet the stricter local content rules and will be eligible for financing from the Brazilian Development Bank, also known as BNDES, GE noted.