November 6 (Renewables Now) - The renewables subsidiary of US conglomerate General Electric (NYSE:GE) will build a 715-MW onshore wind farm in China’s Henan Province under a newly signed deal with China Huaneng Group Co Ltd.
The Chinese state-owned power producer has contracted GE Renewable Energy to supply 286 units of its 2.5-132 turbines, with 130-metre soft steel towers. The project in Puyang prefecture is expected to be completed by July 2020, at which point the wind farm will have the capacity to produce enough power per year to supply some 500,000 homes in the province.
This is the single-largest onshore wind contract ever awarded to a foreign wind turbine manufacturer in China and also GE’s largest-ever wind order in Asia, it said in a statement. The company noted that the 2.5-132 turbine model was designed specifically for the low-wind-speed needs of the China wind regime and are made by GE in China.
Previously, the two sides worked together on the 151-MW Huaneng Dali Longquan wind project in Yunnan, which utilises GE's 2.75-120 turbine.