GE to provide turbines for POWERICA’s Rajkot and Khambaliya wind farms
GE Renewable Energy has bagged a contract from POWERICA to provide 38 of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines for the Rajkot wind farm and the Khambaliya wind farm to be built in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
The Rajkot wind farm, which will be built nearly 40 km outside of Rajkot city, will have 19 wind turbines. On the other hand, the Khambaliya wind farm to be built 55 km outside of Jamnagar city, will be powered by 19 wind turbines.
Each of the Gujarat wind farms will have a capacity of 51.3MW.
Naresh Oberoi – Chairman of Powerica said: “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.”
The two wind projects in Gujarat were secured by Powerica during a competitive bidding process held by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) and Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) respectively.
The new wind farms in Gujarat will deliver clean electricity that will be sold under a long-term power purchase agreement of 25 years. Power from the wind farms will be distributed to consumers connected to the state grid and national grid, respectively.
Gilan Sabatier – Regional Leader for GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind business in South Asia and ASEAN said: “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.”