in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

GE has announced a new wind farm deal in Australia and the opening of a new wind energy service center in Brazil.

With its consortium partner, Downer EDI Ltd., GE has been awarded a contract to supply 67 turbines to the $350 million Boco Rock wind farm in New South Wales, Australia. The order includes 58 1.7 MW and nine 1.6 MW wind turbines. In addition to supplying and commissioning the wind turbine generators, GE says it will provide $50 million worth of maintenance services over 10 years.

Continental Wind Partners (CWP), the developer of Boco Rock wind farm, has been working with GE since the development phase in 2011. Thai-listed Electricity Generating Public Co. Ltd. will take 100% ownership of the project from CWP and retain CWP to manage the wind farm locally.

Separately, GE has completed the first of two new wind service centers slated to open in Brazil this year. The facilities represent a $1.5 million investment and will employ more than 100 service technicians. Engineers at the new centers will monitor wind operations and weather, as well as dispatch local technicians to wind farms to perform maintenance and maintain a store of essential parts.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015