GE to supply wind turbines for wind farm in Mongolia

GE has announced it signed an agreement with Newcom LLC. to supply wind turbines to power the country’s first wind farm. The US$ 100 million project will be located 70 kilometers southeast of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, and is set to open in 2012.

The GE wind turbines powering Salkhit Wind Farm will generate nearly 5 per cent of Mongolia’s current electricity. GE’s involvement in the Salkhit Wind Farm project includes equipment supply and technical assistance in the installation and commissioning of the wind turbines. The Salkhit Wind Farm will have an initial installed capacity of 50MW and will feed into Mongolia’s Central Energy System. GE will supply 1.6MW wind turbines that will have an 82.5 meter rotor and 80 meter hub height for IEC class IIa wind conditions.

By José Santamarta,