The wind farms will power various industries and commercial establishments in Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, India. GE Renewable Energy has received close to ~2 GW of 2.7-132 wind turbines orders over the past year in India.
GE Renewable Energy today announced orders from Continuum Green Energy Limited to supply, install and commission 81 units of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines for 218.70 MW wind power projects in Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, India. The orders have been placed by Continuum’s subsidiaries, Continuum MP Windfarm Development Pvt Ltd and Dalavaipuram Renewables Private Limited. Last year, Continuum and GE signed an agreement to supply turbines for Continuum’s 148.5 MW Morjar, Bhuj and 99.9 MW Rajkot wind farms in Gujarat, India.
The wind farms, which are being managed by Continuum, will provide local businesses and consumers with accessible, affordable and reliable power. Continuum is a leading player in providing bespoke green power supply solutions for the Indian market.
Deepak Maloo, GE Renewable Energy’s regional onshore wind sales leader in Asia Pacific, said: “We are pleased to broaden and deepen our partnership with Continuum in India. This is truly a testament to our strong working relationship and Continuum’s continued confidence in our technology and ability to deliver turbines. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Continuum in the future as they continue to develop their renewable energy portfolio in India. Over the last year, we have secured over ~2 GW of orders in India, making us one of the largest wind turbine OEMs in the country.”
Arvind Bansal, CEO of Continuum Green Energy, said: “We are happy to collaborate with GE in our effort to accelerate India’s energy transition to a sustainable and carbon-neutral future. GE is a trusted partner for Continuum. Our common purpose of delivering green energy to power the future of the planet brings together many synergies.”
GE’s 2.7-132 wind turbine has proven to be the technology of choice for many customers in India due to its industry-leading performance in India’s low wind speeds. The project will take advantage of GE’s strong local presence in India with product design primarily at GE’s Technology Center in Bengaluru, blades manufactured at GE’s plants in Vadodara, and assembly at GE’s multi-modal manufacturing facility in Pune.
GE Renewable Energy is committed to enabling the energy transition by supporting the work of its customers. As part of that responsibility, the business focuses on supplying and maintaining a global fleet of renewable energy assets, helping reduce the cost of renewable energy, ensuring grid resiliency, efficiency and reliability, and making renewable energy work in a more dispatchable way. GE Renewable Energy also supports the energy transition by following a strategy that reflects a commitment to sustainable circular design.
(*Based on India’s per capita energy consumption as of 2020: 1,208 kWh)