GE wins wind turbines contract for Mumbida Wind Farm

A consortium including US conglomerate General Electric (GE) and Australian company Leighton Contractors has received a contract, worth $130m (£80.4m), to supply and install 22 GE 2.5-100 wind turbines for the Mumbida Wind Farm, located 40km south east of Geraldton, Western Australia.

The wind farm, which is a 50/50 partnership between Verve Energy and Macquarie Capital, will generate 55MW of renewable electricity for the South West Interconnected System, which is estimated to be enough energy to power 35,000 homes and offset 165,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

Designed to yield the highest annual energy production in their class, GE’s 2.5-100 wind turbines have logged more than 2.3 million operating hours in Europe and Asia and have been selected for the world’s largest wind project, Shepherds Flat in Oregon, US.

In addition to supplying the wind turbines for the Mumbida Wind Farm, GE will provide a full range of maintenance services for 10 years.