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GE bags gigawatt order

The US manufacturer secures an order entailing 377 turbines for a wind farm in the US expected operational before year's end.

GE has already installed the first turbine at a US gigawatt project. | Photo: GE Renewable Energy

Turbine delivery has already commenced, but General Electric now formally announces an order for no less than 1,050 MW going to Pattern Energy's wind complex in New Mexico, Western Spirit. The project will consist of 377 turbines of the US manufacturer's 2-MW platform with capacities ranging from 2.3 to 2.8 MW.

"GE's 2 MW platform is extremely well suited to the region, with 98%+ availability to help ensure the reliability of sustainable, affordable, renewable energy delivery to the region. We are proud to be a part of helping New Mexico work toward its renewable energy goals," says Tim White, chief executive of GE Renewable Energy for Onshore Americas.

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