GE will equip a 300MW wind farm in the Indian state of Gujarat, said the company handling EPC for the project.
The project will feed into India’s inter-state transmission network and is due for full commissioning by September 2019.
KP Energy said in an earlier filing that the Kutch project represents “the largest quantum award received at single site in India by both the companies”.
The capacity was awarded to a “renowned IPP” in an earlier auction held by the Indian government, said KP Energy.
GE is keen to tap into emerging markets such as India as it broadens the horizons of its onshore wind business beyond its US homeland.
That expansion has already seen it win significant business in up-and-coming wind markets such as Vietnam, Turkey and Jordan.
India is due to tender 10GW of wind over each the next two years as it races to hit its 2022 installation target of 60GW.
GE has also planted its flag in the earliest stages of India’s offshore wind ambitions, as one of a number of global OEMs to register for an expressions of interest process for a first project off Gujarat.
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