GE Renewable Energy has received an order from the EDF-SITAC joint venture to supply and install 112 of its 2.7 MW wind turbines with 132m rotor at the Sitac Kabini wind farm in Gujarat.
The 112 units will be installed and commissioned over the next year and will produce enough green energy to meet the annual electricity requirements of more than 1.3 million people in the country.
EDF Renewables and the Sitac Group previously announced they have secured a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement for the wind farm through a competitive bidding process with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).
Gilan Sabatier, Regional Leader for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind business in South Asia and ASEAN said, “We are extremely honoured to have been selected by EDF-Sitac for this project. Together, we are aiming at growing Gujarat’s and India’s renewable energy capacity. We are now focused on making this project a success for our customer.”
Malvinder Singh, Chairman and founder of the SITAC Group, said, “The SITAC Kabini project is the seventh wind power project in India for the EDF/SITAC JV. We will build on our execution capability to construct this project and we look forward to working with GE which will strengthen our market presence with our partners across India.”