GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced an agreement with HECIC to supply a total of 81 wind turbine units: 54 units of GE’s 2.75-120 wind turbines and another 27 units of GE’s 1.85-82.5 wind turbines, to be installed respectively at the Senjitu III & Qiansongba wind projects in the Fengning county of the Hebei province of China. The turbines installed at the Senjitu III wind farm will include blades manufactured by LM Wind Power, which was recently acquired by GE Renewable Energy.
Together, these projects aim at providing an additional 199.5 MW of power for the region. The deal also includes GE’s Digital Wind Farm solutions and a two-year warranty. The wind turbines will provide enough clean energy to power the equivalent of 800,000 homes in China.
The Qiansongba & Senjitu III projects in Fengning are strategically located near Beijing, which is currently facing a clean energy shortage and committed to replacing coal fired power with cleaner energy sources. The energy generated from these wind farms will supply the nearest North China Power Grid and aid Beijing in its transition to clean fuels. This project also directly supports the country’s goal of increasing its wind power installations to over 200 GW of total capacity by the end of 2020, as a step towards a larger target of producing at least 15% of overall energy output from renewable sources by 2020.
Pete McCabe, President and CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind Business said, “This is a significant step forward for both GE and HECIC in China, and this deal will help to expand HECIC’s renewable energy presence in China. Together we will now be delivering more than 1 GW of wind power in country. We are committed to continue our investment in technology that will bring high-quality, reliable power to the region for many years to come.”
The Qiansongba & Senjitu III wind farm will utilize GE’s technology and be backed by a two-year warranty. GE will also implement our Digital Wind Farm solutions to further enable HECIC’s digital transformation journey. GE will provide software to support wind operations including Asset Performance Management, Operations Optimization including eSCADA, reliability management and fleet excellence. The full project installation of Qiansongba will occur in two phases throughout 2017, with the completed projects scheduled to begin commercial operations by the end of 2017.
GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.