GE Energy Wind Turbines Selected for Projects in China

September 29, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

GE Energy (Atlanta, GA), a supplier of power generation and energy delivery technology, announced that it has been selected by Beijing Guotou Energy Conservation Company as the turbine supplier for two new wind farms in the Hebei and Xinjiang provinces of China. The Hebei Zhangbei Wind Project, which will be located in northeastern China, will comprise 30 wind turbines. In northwestern China, the Xinjiang Tuoli Wind Project will consist of 20 wind turbines. Both projects will utilize GE’s 1.5 MW machines, which are among the most widely used megawatt-class wind turbines in the wind industry with more than 3,200 installations worldwide. The two projects will add a total of 75 MW of wind power capacity to China's electricity grid.

"Increasingly, the benefits of using wind as a clean fuel source for electricity generation are being recognized around the globe," said GE Energy Wind Segment General Manager Robert Gleitz. "Wind will play a major role in supporting China's national target to create 20 GW of new, renewable energy by 2020."