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GE Renewable Energy and China Huaneng Group have signed an agreement to build a 715MW wind farm at Puyang in Henan province, China.

The deal, GE’s largest-ever wind order in Asia, is also the largest wind order in China to be awarded to an overseas supplier and will see the wind turbine-maker provide 286 turbines.

According to GE, the turbines were designed specifically for China's unique low-wind-speed conditions and will be manufactured locally.

The facility is expected to be completed by July 2020 and will power the equivalent of half a million Chinese homes.

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GE Renewable Energy president Jerome Pecresse said: “We are delighted to be working with the China Huaneng Group and the Henan Provincial Government to bring our technology, people, commitment and clean wind power to Henan Province, as China continues to work toward its renewable energy goals.

“GE has a long history in China, and we are excited to have this opportunity to continue to learn locally and grow together, with technology specifically developed for the region.”

China Huaneng Group vice president Xiangdong Ye said: “We are happy to join with GE again to provide clean energy to the people of Henan Province.

“China Huaneng Group highly recognise the application of advanced technology, dedicate to promote renewable energy deployment and energy transition.

“We look forward to utilising the latest and greatest low-wind-speed technology to drive farm output as well as service efficiency, helping to boost high-quality renewable energy development.”

Renewable energy is a hot topic disrupting the energy industry and is also set for discussion at the Asian Utility Week and POWERGEN Asia conference which takes place on 22-24 September 2020. Click here to register to attend and for more information about the event.