GE Renewable Energy secured over 7 GW in onshore wind orders in 2016. The company previously announced that GE’s Onshore Wind business booked over $3B of orders in the fourth quarter alone, partly thanks to a strong market in the United States.
“Developing a strong relationship with our global customers and anticipating their local needs helps us to maintain a leading industry position and meet the growing demand,” said Jérôme Pécresse, President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy.
As part of these record results, GE’s Onshore Wind signed agreements in 19 countries around the world, including orders in Japan, India, and Germany. The business also booked orders in Greece and Saudi Arabia for the first time ever. GE’s onshore wind installed base now stands at nearly 57,000 MW of global capacity.
“We are thrilled with the customer response to investments the Onshore Wind team made in developing new products and solutions, especially in the U.S. where our new platform is contributing ~75% of our orders in 2016,” said Pécresse.
GE’s growth in onshore wind globally included several milestones the company previously announced in 2016, including:
- GE successfully completed construction of the first of a three-phase wind project in southeast India, installing 30 units of GE’s 1.7-103 technology. Mytrah Energy Limited’s Aspari I, the first 51 MW of a planned 200-MW project, is now erected and ready for commissioning. The project uses GE’s new Energy Forecasting application, part of its Digital Wind Farm ecosystem.
- In Germany, GE Renewable Energy signed its largest wind collaboration in the country to date, a framework agreement with UKA Group to install approximately 250 MW of wind energy across 12 future project sites throughout Germany. GE also signed a turbine supply agreement with Max Bögl Wind AG to deliver and commission the world’s tallest and first ever wind turbine integrated with pumped storage hydro-electric power.
- GE secured a five-year Digital Wind Farm services contracts for two wind farms in central Japan. By using GE’s prognostics and PowerUp service applications, along with hardware and software enhancements, it will help the turbines run more efficiently and increase overall plant production by up to 5%.
- In Turkey, GE signed deals for 120 MW of installed capacity, including 70 MW of brilliant turbines with Dost Enerji for their Bergama Wind Power Plant site.
- GE also saw significant growth in the U.S., with its 2 \-MW platform.
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