GE Renewable Energy has secured a contract to supply 42 turbines, totalling 110MW, for CleanMax onshore wind hybrid projects in India. The clean energy generated by the wind turbines will be used to meet the electricity demands of several industrial companies in the states of Karnataka and Gujarat.
The turbine blades will be manufactured at GE’s plants in Vadodara and Bengaluru, and assembled at the company’s multi-modal manufacturing facility in Pune.
The contract also includes a long-term full-service agreement lasting ten years.
GE Renewable Energy South Asia onshore wind business regional leader Gilan Sabatier said: “This marks the beginning of what we hope will be a long-lasting partnership, positioning GE Renewable Energy as a trusted renewable energy partner for companies and governments.
“It is a landmark project that demonstrates what we can achieve with new economic models, and we are thrilled and thankful to have formed a new relationship with CleanMax.”
CleanMax founder and managing director Kuldeep Jain said: “We are delighted to partner with GE for the first deliveries of their new-generation 2.7MW wind turbines in India under our multi-year framework agreement with them.”
In December, GE agreed to supply turbines for Dogger Bank C, the third phase of the 3.6GW Dogger Bank wind farm located off the north-east coast of England. In another development, India-based energy company ReNew Power has commissioned a 105MW solar generation facility in the Indian state of Gujarat.
The company said that the project has a 25-year power purchase agreement with the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL) to supply renewable energy to Gujarat. Located in the state’s Patan district, the project will increase ReNew’s total operational solar capacity in the state to 145MW and its total aggregate solar capacity across India to 4.7GW.