GE has announced it has achieved a total installed capacity of 1GW of wind energy in Brazil.
During the first half of 2014, GE connected 381 wind turbines for wind farm developer Renova Energia to the grid in Brazil, providing 600MW of capacity to the country. Serveng, another wind farm developer in Brazil, received 106 newly connected GE wind turbines in March. GE also announced it produced its 1,000th wind turbine hub in Brazil, which was delivered to Contour Global as part of an 800MW contract with GE in the country. GE is set to produce its first wind turbine nacelle, from a newly expanded manufacturing facility in Campinas, Sao Paulo later this year. Additionally, the company opened the second of two new service centers in Brazil in the state of Rio Grande do Norte in June, as part of a US$ 1.5 million investment in Brazil.