GE Renewable Energy and Continuum Green Energy sign large wind power project in India

  • GE Renewable Energy to supply, install and commission 55 sets of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines
  • The 148.5 MW wind farm to power the equivalent of 125,000* households in India

 

New Delhi, India – June 16, 2021 – GE Renewable Energy announced today its selection by Continuum Green Energy India Pvt Ltd (Continuum Green Energy) to supply, install and commission 55 sets of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines for the 148.5MW Morjar, Bhuj wind farm in Gujarat, India.

The project was won by Continuum Green Energy during the tranche-VI auction of wind projects by Solar Energy Corporation of India and will produce enough green energy to power 125,000* households in India.

This is another success for GE’s 2.7-132 wind turbine which has proven to be the technology of choice for customers in India due to its industry leading performance at India’s low wind speeds. The supply for this project will leverage GE’s significant local footprint in India with product design primarily at GE’s Technology Center in Bengaluru, blades manufactured in GE’s plants in Vadodara and assembly at the GE Multi-modal Manufacturing Facility in Pune.

Gilan Sabatier, Commercial Leader for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind International business said: “We are proud to be selected by Continuum Green Energy to execute this project which will significantly contribute to the country’s renewable aspirations. The project is a testament to the ability of our teams to not only offer state of the art technology but also do so in shorter than industry turn-around times. We sincerely thank Continuum Green Energy for its trust and look forward to furthering our partnership as it continues to build its renewable energy portfolio.”

Arvind Bansal, CEO for Continuum Green Energy said: “we are glad to partner with GE for our project which will deliver renewable energy under a PPA with SECI for 25 years. Synergies in Continuum’s development capabilities and GE’s capabilities in manufacturing and delivering turbines timely will be of great value to the project. A long-term full-service agreement with GE for the wind turbines will also go a long way in ensuring high performance levels of the project.”

(*Based upon India’s per capita energy consumption as of 2019: 1181 kWh and an average number of four people per household)

About GE Renewable Energy

GE Renewable Energy is a $15.7 billion business which combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With nearly 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers seeking to power the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable green electrons.  Follow us at www.ge.com/renewableenergy, on www.linkedin.com/company/gerenewableenergy, or on twitter.com/GErenewables.

About Continuum Green Energy

Continuum (www.continuumenergy.in) is an India-focused renewable energy platform with 1+ GW of operating and under-construction capacity. Continuum is majority-owned by a global infrastructure fund managed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Antoine Balas
Communications, Onshore Wind International
GE Renewable Energy
+33 6 89 69 41 10
antoine.balas@ge.com

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