The US headquartered multinational, GE, today announced the commissioning of the 25.5 MW Yelisurur project of Bhoruka Power Corporation in Karnataka.

 

In a press release, GE has termed the project its “launch site” for its 1.5 MW, 77-metre blade wind turbine. The company began supplying to the Rs 180-crore project 18 months ago.

 

The project will generate 62 million units of electricity per year, S Chandrasekhar, Managing Director, Bhoruka Power, told Business Line today. GE operates and maintains the wind farm.

 

GE’s 1.5 MW and 1.6 MW turbines are assembled at its facility in Pune today. The GE press release spoke of “significant investments” in India. Asked for details, GE replied that its new manufacturing facility in Pune would develop “localised products and solutions” commencing 2013.

 

“The focus on manufacturing is in line with the need for localised products and solutions suited to Indian customers across GE’s various businesses present in the country. The facility, to begin with, will focus on Energy products and technologies driven by the industry needs for power generation, transmission & distribution, Oil & Gas as well as measurement and control.  The site will enable assembly and production support for any GE business that needs local manufacturing capability in India,” GE said.

 

ramesh.m@thehindu.co.in 

(This article was published on November 15, 2012)
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