GE's 3.15-MW wind generator meets Brazil's local content requirement
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US conglomerate General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) said Wednesday its has met Brazil's local component requirements for its 3.15-MW Doubly Fed Induction Generators (DFIG).
Manufacturers whose products meet the local content rules set by the Brazilian Development Bank, or BNDES, can participate in the Finame credit line programme.
The DFIG is used in GE's 3 MW wind turbine platform. It took over a year to complete the "nationalization" process for the approximately 300 sub components that make up the DFIG generator, said Jones Jacon, project manager for GE Energy Management Power Concervison division.
Local mass production of the generator started in September 2015.
GE also plans to have smaller generators for 2-MW wind turbines become compliant with the local content rules in Brazil, as part of its strategy to produce in the country as much components possible to ensure flexibility and better financing terms to its customers in Brazil's wind market, it says in the press release.