GE signs 715-MW Asian wind order with China Huaneng Group

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

The deal was signed at
theChina International Import Expo (CIIE) and represents GE’s
largest-ever wind order in Asia, as well as the single-largest onshore wind
deal ever awarded to a non-Chinese wind turbine generator OEM in China, GE says.

This low-wind-speed project
has been recognized as the National Energy Administration’s plain wind
development demonstration project and also a key new energy development project
of Henan province, providing enough green electricity to power the equivalent
of 500,000 homes.

According to the
agreement, GE Renewable Energy is set to provide 286 units of its 2.5-132
turbines with 130-m soft steel towers. GE’s 2.5-132 turbines are manufactured
by GE in China and designed specifically for the unique low-wind-speed needs of
the region.

“We are delighted to be working with the China Huaneng Group Co. Ltd. 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,” said Jérôme Pécresse, president and chief executive officer of GE Renewable Energy. “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 has
longstanding expertise in developing wind farms, and the scale of the Puyang
project will surpass a previous cooperation between GE and China Huaneng – the
151-MW Huaneng Dali Longquan wind project in Yunnan – which uses GE’s 2.75-120
turbine.

“We are happy to join
with GE again to provide clean energy to the people of Henan Province,” said Xiangdong
Ye,vice president, China Huaneng Group. “China Huaneng Group highly recognize
the application of advanced technology, dedicate to promote renewable energy
deployment and energy transition. We look forward to utilizing the latest and
greatest low-wind-speed technology to drive farm output as well service
efficiency, helping to boost high quality renewable energy development.”

China Huaneng is a state-owned
power generation company with a clean energy portfolio covering gas, hydro and
wind power generation.

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