GE says the agreement represents its largest wind collaboration in the country to date.
In addition, the company has received a firm order for 30 MW of new wind capacity at UKA Group’s Duben Süd wind farm in Brandenburg, Germany. The order also includes a 15-year full services agreement.
The Duben Süd order, comprising 11 of GE’s 2.75-120 machines, represents the second phase of a 2015 installation of nine similar machines in a nearby location – bringing the total combined capacity to approximately 55 MW of wind energy.
The larger UKA Group framework agreement calls for 12 proposed sites to receive approximately 73 units of what will likely be GE’s 3.4-137 machine, part of its new 3 MW wind platform unveiled late last year. The new units feature software and analytics capabilities that are compatible with GE’s Digital Wind Farm ecosystem.
The Duben Süd project is expected to be operational later this year, and the larger framework agreement calls for installations beginning in 2018.