GE to Deliver 188 Wind Turbines to E.ON Climate and Renewables North America
As part of an existing agreement between the two companies GE will deliver 94 of its 1.6 MW wind turbines to both the Settlers Trail Wind Farm in Iroquois County, Illinois, and also the Pioneer Trail Wind Farm in Iroquois and Ford Counties in Illinois. Each wind power facility will be capable of generating 150 MW of electricity.
This news comes after just three weeks after E.ON Climate & Renewables ordered 112 of Vestas' V100-1.8202 MW turbines for an undisclosed wind farm. Both the GE and Vestas deals include maintenance and operational services. These orders are part E.ON's plan to invest 2.6 billion Euro into renewable energy between 2011 and 2013.
GE is also building its presence in the wind sector. The company continues to rack up turbine orders. In early August the energy giant said it had received an order for 128 turbines for two wind farms being developed by Wind Capital Group in Oklahoma (Osage Project) and Kansas (Post Rock Wind Energy Facility). Combined, the two projects will generate 350 MW of renewable electricity.
GE says that the 1.6 model being shipped to both E.ON projects and the Post Rock Wind Energy Facility have "evolved" from the predecessor 1.5 MW and feature 82.5-meter diameter rotors which stand on 80-meter towers.
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