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GE Renewable Energy has announced it has signed an onshore wind contract with EDF Renewables in Brazil. GE will be responsible for the production and delivery of 25 turbines, that will operate at 5.3MW. The new GE machines will be installed at the Ventos da Bahia wind farm, located near the cities of Bonito and Mulungu do Morro, 350 KM from Salvador.
Unit heights will range between 101 and 126 meters, with 77-meter carbon blades and a 158-meter rotor. After installation, these turbines will bring an additional 132.5 MW capacity to EDF Renewables’ Ventos da Bahia wind farm, which today has an installed capacity of 182 MW. The deal also includes 20 years of operation and maintenance (O&M) services for all the equipment supplied by GE in the facility. The units will be produced at GE’s facility in Camaçari (BA). Blades will be produced by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy’s business unit located in the Port of Suape (PE).
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