Harbin-GE wins 50MW Pakistan deal

PAKISTAN: Pakistani wind developer Dewan has handed Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Harbin Electric International a 49.6MW contact to build a project at Jhimpir, Thatta district, in Sindh province.

GE's 1.6MW turbine
GE's 1.6MW turbine

Harbin manufacturers GE's 1.6MW turbine.

The project will use 31 1.6MW turbines, with 82.5-metre rotor blades, made by the GE-Harbin Electric joint venture in Shenyang city, north-east China.

This is the second EPC (engineering, procurement and construction)  wind project Harbin Electric International has won in Pakistan. In September, it signed a deal to build the 52.8MW Master wind power project.

The Master wind farm is located 135 kilometres south-east of Karachi, in Sindh province, and uses 33 1.6MW turbines.

The deal includes a two-year operationa and maintenance contract two years. Harbin Electric International said it expected to further explore wind power market in Pakistan and other countries.

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