GE Renewable Energy secured a 300MW turbine order in India in a boost for the US group's prospects in the wind market there.

GE will deliver 112 of its 2.7MW machines to the Sitac Kabini project in Gujarat after an agreement with co-developers EDF and Sitac.

The turbines with their 132-metre rotors will be installed over the next year at the wind farm, which won a 25-year power deal in a tender run by the Indian government.

The deal is a boost for GE in India where it trailed international rivals Siemens Gamesa and Vestas in installation terms last year, adding 250MW in 2019 to claim an 11% share of the market, according to data from BloombergNEF.

Gilan Sabatier, regional leader for GE Renewable Energy’s onshore wind business in South Asia and ASEAN said: “We are now focused on making this project a success for our customer and we look forward to seeing our first 2.7MW turbines up and running on site very soon.

“With one of the largest rotors available in India to date, these turbines are perfectly suited for the country’s wind conditions.”