GE Renewable Energy has announced an agreement with HECIC to supply a total of 81 wind turbines for install at the Senjitu III & Qiansongba wind projects in the Fengning county of the Hebei province of China. This includes 54 units of GE’s 2.75-120 turbines for Senjitu III, and another 27 units of GE’s 1.85-82.5 units for the Qiansongba project.
The turbines installed at the Senjitu III wind farm will include blades manufactured by LM Wind Power, which was recently acquired by GE Renewable Energy.
Together, these projects aim at providing an additional 199.5 MW of power for the region. The deal also includes GE’s Digital Wind Farm solutions and a two-year warranty. The wind turbines will provide enough clean energy to power the equivalent of 800,000 homes in China.
“This is a significant step forward for both GE and HECIC in China, and this deal will help to expand HECIC’s renewable energy presence in China,” said Pete McCabe, President and CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind Business. “Together we will now be delivering more than 1 GW of wind power in country. We are committed to continue our investment in technology that will bring high-quality, reliable power to the region for many years to come.”
The Qiansongba & Senjitu III wind farm will use GE’s technology and be backed by a two-year warranty. GE will also implement its Digital Wind Farm to further enable HECIC’s digital transformation journey. GE will provide software to support wind operations including Asset Performance Management, Operations Optimization with eSCADA, reliability management, and fleet excellence.
The Qiansongba & Senjitu III projects in Fengning are strategically located near Beijing, which is currently facing a clean energy shortage and committed to replacing coal fired power with cleaner energy sources. The energy generated from these wind farms will supply the nearest North China Power Grid and aid Beijing in its transition to clean fuels.
This project also directly supports the country’s goal of increasing its wind power installations to over 200 GW of total capacity by the end of 2020, as a step toward a larger target of producing at least 15% of overall energy output from renewable sources by 2020.
The full project installation of Qiansongba will occur in two phases throughout 2017, with the completed projects scheduled to begin commercial operations by the end of 2017.