U.S.-based General Electric will provide more than 400 megawatts of wind turbines for a project in Brazil.
This company press release says the GE commitments will include 258 of GE’s advanced 1.5 and 1.6-megawatt wind turbines:
Customers making commitments to GE from Brazil’s 2010 Alternative Energy Auction are Renova Energia S.A, Dobreve Energia S.A. (DESA), Contour Global and Bioenergy. Projects from the four customers are located in the states of Bahia and Rio Grande do Norte.
“Being able to supply the best technology fit for Brazil’s wind conditions is at the center of our continued success in the country’s wind auctions,” said Victor Abate, vice president—renewable energy for GE Power & Water. “We are focused on making our customers the most competitive in Brazil as they concentrate on helping the country reach its renewable energy goals.”
The 2010 auction commitments build upon GE’s success in winning more than 400 megawatts of wind turbine commitments in Brazil’s first technology-specific energy auction, held in 2009.
“We have had success in winning a quarter of the megawatts awarded in the past 12 months in Brazil. These relationships support our positioning as one of Brazil’s wind energy leaders and, most importantly, represent an important step towards our long term vision as key players in this country,” said Jean Claude Robert, GE’s wind director for Latin America.
GE will supply the turbines, as well as erecting and servicing them for two years.