Pakistan contains vast renewable energy potential. The U.S. Agency for International Development and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimate there is more than 132 gigawatts (GW) of wind energy capacity alone across the country.
In order to capitalise on this potential, GE is providing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor HydroChina with thirty three GE 1.5-82.5 wind turbines for the Sapphire 50 megawatts (MW) Wind Farm Project to be implemented 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.
The facility is the first wind farm in Pakistan to be awarded feed in tariff (FIT) by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA). It is of further significance as it is the first wind farm in the country to be funded through the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, which mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges. As a long term partner dedicated to the country’s growth, GE played an instrumental role in helping Sapphire achieve financial closure with OPIC.
Together with our partners, we remain committed to provide proven solutions to create greater value for Pakistan.
GE Renewable Energy is one of the world's leading wind turbine suppliers. Our current product portfolio includes turbines with rated capacities from 1.7 MW to 3.2 MW. Additionally, we offer support services that cover everything from development assistance to operations and maintenance. Whether you are at the beginning of your wind power journey, or looking to grow, we can provide the services you need.