Velocita Energies has selected GE’s 2.75-120 wind turbines for the 13.75MW Monts du Lomont wind farm planned to be developed near Crosey Le Grand, in the Franche Comté region of France.

The deal includes supply of five 2.75-120 wind turbines as well as provision for a full service agreement.

Being developed by Opale Energies Naturelles on behalf of Velocita Energies, the wind facility will be the first project to use the GE’s 2.75-120 turbines in France, the company said.

Velocita CEO Andrew Lee said: "GE’s wind turbines will help us generate more energy in this area, bringing more efficient power to the people who need it."

The power plant is expected to help meet the region’s aim to generate 600MW of wind power by the end of the decade.

GE renewable energy business president and CEO Anne McEntee said: "As one of the largest employers in the Franche Comté region, GE is proud to collaborate with developers like Velocita to help France meet its renewable energy goals.

"The 2.75-120 model is a great example of our continued investment in technology."

GE is scheduled to deliver the wind turbines in the third quarter of 2015 and the power plant is planned to be commissioned in late 2015.