MONTREAL: Suncor Energy has ordered 55 GE 1.6-megawatt wind turbines for the Wintering Hills wind farm near Drumheller, Alta, projected to be one of the largest wind power projects in Alberta.
“Winning this deal with Suncor illustrates how our wind turbine power enhancement technologies are making a difference for our customers’ return on investment,” said Victor Abate, vice president of renewable energy for GE Power & Water. “Our proven track record in handling the most robust wind locations remains a key factor in our success.”
GE’s 1.6-megawatt wind turbine has 82.5-meter blades and is built on it’s older its 1.5-megawatt turbine platform, a workhorse in the global wind energy industry with more than 14,000 units installed.
GE will deliver 55 of its advanced wind turbines to the site beginning in the second quarter of 2011. The project is owned jointly by Suncor (70%) and Teck Resources (30%).
GE is a diversified infrastructure, finance and media company that operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. GE Energy has nearly 85,000 global employees and 2009 revenues of $40 billion.