The company in a statement said “GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Powerica Ltd to supply 38 of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines to be installed at the Rajkot and Khambaliya wind farms in Gujarat, India.”
Clean energy firm Powerica Ltd bagged both projects through a competitive bidding process organised by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) and Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI), respectively and will have an output capacity of 51.3 MW each.
The Rajkot wind farm is located about 40 km outside of Rajkot city and will comprise 19 onshore wind turbines.
The Khambaliya wind farm is located 55 km outside of Jamnagar city and will comprise 19 onshore wind turbines.
The wind farms will generate clean electricity that will be sold through a long-term Power Purchase Agreement of 25 years.
Power will be distributed to consumers connected to the state grid and national grid, respectively.
Gilan Sabatier, Regional Leader for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind business in South Asia and ASEAN, said, “We have been able to offer the highest value proposition to Powerica by working closely together to optimise all aspects of the wind farms. We are looking forward to furthering our partnership as Powerica builds its renewable energy portfolio…”
“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,” said Naresh Oberoi, chairman of Powerica Ltd,
The 2.7-132 turbine is ideally suited for Gujarat’s wind speed regime.
The firm said that the turbine has been designed primarily at it’s Technology Centre in Bengaluru considering Indian wind conditions and is built on learnings from more than 40,000 GE wind turbines around the world.
GE Renewable Energy is a USD 15 billion business which combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power.
Powerica ventured into renewable energy business in 2006 and currently owns and operates 11 wind farms with an aggregated capacity of 203.35 MW in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.