INDIA – GE Vernova has secured a significant order from O2 Power, a renewable energy producer, to provide 36 turbines for a 97MW wind farm located in Maharashtra state.
GE Vernova’s commitment includes supplying, installing, and commissioning 36 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines, set to be operational in phases and finalized by early 2025.
This wind farm is poised to generate clean electricity for both industrial and commercial establishments, aligning with the country’s ambitious 2040 target of achieving 500GW in renewable energy.
The turbines, conceived at GE’s Bengaluru technology center, feature blades manufactured in Vadodara and assembled at GE’s multi-modal manufacturing facility in Pune.
The order underscores the impressive performance of the 2.7-132 turbine technology in India’s low-wind-speed conditions.
By March 2024, GE plans to implement 1.2GW of new installations, pushing its cumulative installation to 5GW. The total orders received by GE Vernova for the 2.7-132 turbines, entirely produced in India, surpass 3.5GW.
Deepak Maloo, GE Vernova Asia-Pacific’s regional sales leader for onshore wind business, expressed gratitude to O2 Power for their confidence in the 2.7-132 wind turbine platform.
He anticipates further strengthening their partnership while acknowledging the trust bestowed upon GE Vernova’s technology portfolio.
Rakesh Garg, O2 Power’s wind head and co-founder, emphasized the pivotal role of wind portfolio expansion in their growth strategy.
Collaborating with GE Vernova signifies their commitment to leveraging top-tier products for their plants, underscoring their role in India’s energy security mission. Garg highlighted the partnership’s aspiration for a sustainable future and a joint effort toward achieving shared goals.
In a separate development, GE secured an order in June 2023 to supply 40 2.7-132 turbines for a 108MW wind farm in India, commissioned by Amplus Solar and slated to commence operations in August 2024.
In August, O2 Power’s subsidiary, Teq Green Power XI, awarded a 201.6MW wind turbine supply contract to the Suzlon Group, a renewable energy firm.
Suzlon is set to provide 64 wind turbine generators (WTGs) with a rated capacity of 3.15MW each, featuring a Hybrid Lattice Tubular (HLT) tower, marking one of the largest orders for Suzlon’s 3MW series turbine.
CEO JP Chalasani expressed, “We’re thrilled about our inaugural order from Teq Green Power XI Private Limited, part of O2 Power Private Limited. With a growing commitment to renewables and heightened demand, we’re encouraged to see more customers joining the Suzlon family. At Suzlon, our customers are central to our operations.
“This order showcases the trust customers place in Suzlon’s expertise and our 3MW series products. We anticipate that our 3MW series will revolutionize the sector, expediting and scaling wind energy installations in line with our national targets of 500GW non-fossil fuel installations by 2030.”
Suzlon’s responsibilities encompass erection, commissioning, and the provision of operation and maintenance services for the turbines.
The wind facility’s completion is projected for 2025. Once operational, the clean energy generated by the project is expected to power 166,000 households in the region, while concurrently offsetting 655,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
O2 Power’s founder and CEO, Parag Sharma, highlighted the significance of the wind park’s clean energy, affirming its substantial contribution to providing reliable green power to key industries and advancing India’s net-zero objectives.