BP Wind Energy will purchase 350 General Electric 1.6 MW wind turbines for U.S. wind farm projects being developed in 2011 and 2012. Total value of the equipment orders and a five year services agreement is about $750 million.
GE's wind turbines will generate more than 560 MW of electrical power for the projects. BP Wind Energy placed two wind turbine orders with GE, the first for 88 units and second for 262—for delivery in 2011 and 2012, respectively. BP Wind Energy's Mehoopany Wind Farm, to be developed in Scranton, Pa., will use GE's 1.6-82.5 technology. The company's Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm will be built using 262 GE 1.6-100 wind turbines and will be located 43 miles southwest of Wichita, Kan.