Omega se­lects GE’s tur­bine


GE is said to have in­tro­duced the lat­est in its line of wind tur­bines with the 2.2-107 and an­nounced an or­der of 32 tur­bines from Omega En­er­gia in the Pi­aui re­gion of Brazil. This is the first or­der for GE’s 2.2-107 wind tur­bine, which was selected by Omega En­er­gia in the A-5 Brazil en­ergy auc­tion on De­cem­ber 13, 2013. GE re­port­edly made the an­nounce­ment dur­ing AWEA WIND­POWER 2014, in Las Ve­gas. The 2.2-107 ma­chine is the lat­est in GE’s line of wind tur­bines, which har­ness the power of the In­dus­trial In­ter­net to an­a­lyze tens of thou­sands of data points ev­ery sec­ond, help­ing to man­age wind’s vari­abil­ity and pro­vide smooth, pre­dictable power. The tur­bine is an evo­lu­tion of GE’s 1.5 MW se­ries of tur­bines and is well suited for Brazil’s wind regime. As part of the con­tract, GE will pro­vide the op­er­a­tions and main­te­nance on the 32 tur­bines for 10 years.

“The 2.2-107 wind tur­bine pro­vides a 12 per cent in­crease in ca­pac­ity fac­tor and a 33 per cent in­crease in power out­put over GE’s cur­rent of­fer­ing while con­tin­u­ing to pro­vide the re­li­a­bil­ity and ef­fi­ciency of GE’s wind tur­bines. We are thrilled to launch a new prod­uct again in Brazil,” Jean-Claude Robert, gen­eral man­ager of Latin Amer­ica for GE’s re­new­able en­ergy busi­ness re­port­edly said. “To­day we have 1 GW of wind projects in­stalled in Brazil and 400 MW un­der con­struc­tion. This new con­tract demon­strates that the in­dus­try rec­og­nizes our com­mit­ment to our cus­tomers and our out­stand­ing ex­e­cu­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties in Brazil.” In 2013, 4.7 GW of wind were con­tracted in Brazil through the Brazil En­ergy Auc­tion sys­tem, and GE se­cured con­tracts for more than 1 GW. GE also an­nounced the in­stal­la­tion of its 500th wind tur­bine in Brazil in Septem­ber. These mile­stones com­ple­ment the open­ing of GE’s wind ser­vice cen­ters and man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ties to make 2013 a year of strong growth and ex­panded lo­cal pres­ence for GE in Brazil.

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