GE has signed an agreement with Tricon Boston Consulting Private Limited (TBCPL
) to install the largest 150-MW wind power project in Jhimpir, Pakistan.
Under this agreement, GE will provide 87 GE 1.7-103 wind turbines to the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor, Power China, for implementation in the Gharo-Keti Bandar Wind Corridor in Jhimpir, Sindh. GE will also provide 10 years of operations and maintenance services as part of the contract.
“GE is committed to supporting the Pakistani government in meeting its goals of providing reliable power to improve the lives of the people of Pakistan,” says Dr. Manar Al Moneef, CEO of Renewable Energy at GE Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey.
“The demand for energy is increasing in Pakistan and is expected to grow in the coming years,” added Sarim Sheikh, President & CEO of GE Pakistan, Iran & Afghanistan. “Wind energy is a clean and low-cost renewable resource available in the country and the potential, for the use of alternative technologies, is yet to be fully explored. Wind power provides an opportunity to reduce dependence on imported fossil fuel and, with wind output highest during summer months, provides the perfect complement to Pakistan’s energy needs when there is peak demand in the grid.”
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