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Turbine maker GE says it has achieved a total installed capacity of 1 GW of wind energy in Brazil.

During the first half of 2014, GE connected 381 wind turbines to the grid in Brazil, providing 600 MW of capacity to the country. In one week alone, GE connected 184 of these wind turbines for wind farm developer Renova Energia.

Serveng, another wind farm developer in Brazil, received 106 newly connected GE wind turbines in March.

GE also announced that it produced its 1,000th wind turbine hub in Brazil, which was delivered to Contour Global as part of the original equipment manufacturer’s 800 MW turbine supply contract in the country.

Later this year, GE also expects to produce its first nacelle from a newly expanded manufacturing facility, located in Campinas, Sao Paulo. Additionally, in June, the company opened the second of two new service centers in Brazil in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. The center is part of a $1.5 million investment in the country that will create more than 100 jobs, GE says.


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