Engie North America has chosen GE Renewable Energy to supply turbines for two of its US wind power projects with a combined capacity of 494MW.

The agreements include 88 of GE’s 2.8-127 turbines for the King Plains wind project in Oklahoma, and 92 of the OEM’s 2.7-116 turbines for the first phase of the Triple H Wind project in South Dakota.

Construction on the projects already began this year, and both are expected to reach commercial operation in the second half of 2020.

"We’re delighted to partner with Engie on these projects,” said Vikas Anand, GE Renewable’s chief executive for onshore wind in the Americas.

“Our best-selling 2MW turbines are a great fit for Engie’s needs, and we’re proud to help bring additional clean, affordable, renewable energy to their customers in Oklahoma and South Dakota.”

According to the American Wind Energy Association, the second quarter of 2019 saw a record wind capacity of nearly 42GW under construction or in advanced development in the US, a 10% increase over the level of activity this time last year.