GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Powerica to supply 38 of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines to be installed at the Rajkot and Khambaliya wind farms in Gujarat, India.
Both projects have been won by Powerica through a competitive bidding process organized respectively by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) with an output capacity of 51.3 MW.
The wind farms will generate clean electricity, sold through a 25-year long-term PPA. Power will be distributed to consumers connected to the state grid and national grid respectively.
GE Renewable Energy and Powerica worked closely together to achieve the required LCOE for these wind projects and by customizing the wind turbine towers have generated additional value.
“We are very pleased to have been selected by Powerica for these two projects and to begin our partnership with them. We have been able to offer the highest value proposition to Powerica by working closely together to optimize all aspects of the wind farms. We are looking forward to furthering our partnership as Powerica builds its renewable energy portfolio and thank them for their trust in our technology.”Gilan Sabatier, regional leader for GE Renewable Energy’s onshore wind business in South Asia and ASEAN.
“We are happy to start this new association with GE Renewable Energy and look forward to the commissioning of these two projects on time and with the best generation assets. We have found in GE Renewable Energy a partner for our renewable energy development journey. We will continue to support each other in future projects and development activities in India.”Naresh Oberoi, chairman of Powerica.
Upon completion, the Rajkot and Khambaliya wind farms will be equipped with the 2.7-132 wind turbine.