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Pattern picks GE for 2.4GW SunZia deal

RICHARD HEAP

January 9, 2024

Pattern Energy has ordered 674 GE Vernova onshore wind turbines for a 2.4GW tranche of its 3.5GW Sunzia Wind project in US state New Mexico.

GE Vernova said this was the largest single wind turbine order it has ever received, both in terms of headline capacity and the number of turbines.

Vic Abate, chief technology officer at GE and chief executive of GE Vernova’s wind business, said: “This project demonstrates GE Vernova’s ability to deliver on our workhorse strategy in Onshore Wind – producing fewer variants in large quantities at scale to drive quality and reliability across the fleet for our customers.”

Hunter Armistead, chief executive of Pattern Energy, said: “From the beginning this was a truly collaborative approach with GE to design an optimal site that maximizes turbine performance and optimizes fleet consistency. Nacelles and towers for the GE turbine are being domestically produced right here in the United States, helping SunZia create thousands of new jobs in manufacturing and construction.”

This follows a 1.1GW deal that Pattern Energy announced with Vestas at SunZia in late December 2023.

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