GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has signed an agreement with ENGIE to supply 144 of its 2.5-116 wind turbines for the Umburanas Wind Farm Complex in Bahia, Brazil. This 360 MW wind farm will add to the 326.7 MW under commissioning by GE Renewable Energy at the neighbouring Campo Largo I wind farm, also owned by ENGIE.
GE Renewable Energy will also be providing 10 years of Operations and Maintenance at the Umburanas Wind Farm.
The Campo Largo I site is currently under construction, and will start commercial operation in January 2019. The Umburanas project has also started construction, with the first turbines due to be delivered later in 2018.
Vikas Anand, General Manager of GE’s Onshore Wind Business, Americas, said: “Together, these two wind farms represent our largest volume of turbines in a single cluster in Brazil. It’s a great honour to be working with ENGIE and to continue to grow the wind capacity together and increase the wind energy footprint in Brazil. This newly announced project also demonstrates our continued commitment to Brazil’s wind industry.”