GE wins debut Brazilian Cypress order

GE Renewable Energy has received the first order for its Cypress turbines in Brazil, winning a deal to supply EDF Renewables with 25 5.3MW units.

Brazil now joins Germany, Turkey and Australia to place orders for GE's Cypress turbine

GE will supply the Ventos da Bahia wind farm in the east of the country, boosting the project’s capacity from 182MW today to 314.5MW by 2022.

It will produce the turbines at its local facility in the state of Bahia, while subsidiary LM Wind Power will supply blades from its base in Pernambuco, also in eastern Brazil.

The Cypress turbines will have hub heights of 101 and 126 metres. The 77-metre carbon blades will provide 158-metre rotors. GE will also service the site for 20 years.

The order from EDF Renewables is GE’s first for its Cypress platform for a wind farm in Brazil.

It unveiled the first turbine in the platform — a 4.8MW model — in September 2017 and announced a new 5.3MW variant in September 2018. Both models feature a two-piece blade design.

The manufacturer has since received orders from the platform in Germany, Turkey and Australia.

GE has 5.1GW installed in Brazil, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly.