Gamesa has reached an agreement to support the construction of a 50MW wind farm located in the Department of Flores in Uruguay, for Astidey.
Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will supply, transport, install and commission 25 G97-2.0MW turbines at the Talas de Maciel I wind farm.
Gamesa will also operate and maintain the facility for 20 years while the turbines are scheduled to be delivered over the course of 2014.
Expected to be fully commissioned by mid next year, the project financing is sponsored by the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the US.
Gamesa has installed 100MW in Uruguay to date, and with the new contract, the company will supply another 150MW.
Gamesa also installed more than 1,900MW of turbines in other Latin American markets, including Mexico, Honduras, Argentina and Costa Rica.
The G97-2.0MW turbines are the most versatile on the market, with five different rotors (G80-2.0MW, G87-2.0MW, G90-2.0MW, G97-2.0MW, G114-2.0MW y G114-2.5MW), tower heights ranging from 60m to 125m and environmental alternatives to enable installation at even the most complex sites.
The Gamesa G97-2.0 MW wind turbine features low power density and contributes towards one of the company's top priorities, which include significantly cutting the cost of energy (CoE) of Gamesa's low and medium wind speed products.
Image: Gamesa to supply G97-2.0MW turbines for Talas de Maciel I wind farm in Uruguay. Photo: courtesy of satit_srihin/Freedgitalphotos.net.