The renewables arm of US-based energy giant General Electric has been awarded a contract to supply 132.5 MW of wind turbines from its Cypress platform to EDF Renewables in Brazil.
GE Renewable Energy will deliver 25 of its 5.3MW machines, its largest onshore wind turbine, as part of the company's first contract with the renewables arm of France’s EDF in the country.
The equipment will be installed as part of the Ventos da Bahia wind farm, currently operating with a 182-MW capacity near the city of Mulungu do Morro, in Bahia state.
GE will also provide operation and maintenance services under a 20-year contract. The Cypress turbines, together with the blades, are to be manufactured locally at facilities in Camacari and Port of Suape, respectively.
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Brazil has more than 600 wind parks and 7,500 wind turbines in operation, with GE supplying almost 40% of the installed capacity in the country, the firm noted.