Gamesa wins 128MW wind turbines supply contract in Brazil

5 December 2013 (Last Updated December 5th, 2013 18:30)

Gamesa has won a contract from Gestamp Wind, a subsidiary of Gestamp Renewables, to supply wind turbines totalling 128MW to a wind farm complex in Lagoa Nova in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Gamesa has won a contract from Gestamp Wind, a subsidiary of Gestamp Renewables, to supply wind turbines totalling 128MW to a wind farm complex in Lagoa Nova in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Under the contract, Gamesa will manufacture, supply, transport, install and commission 64 G97 2.0MW wind turbines, each with unit capacity of 2.0 MW, and carry out foundations civil works at the complex. Gamesa will also maintain the facility's services for ten years after commissioning.

The complex comprises five wind power plants, 20MW Santana I plant; Santana II and III wind farms of 30MW each; 28MW Lanchinha plant and 20MW Pelado plant.

"The company is also obliged for ten-year maintenance of these turbines at the facility, which is expected to be commissioned during the second half of 2014."

Gamesa is expected to deliver the wind turbines during 2014 and the Gestamp Wind complex is likely to become operational by the end of 2014.

The company claims G97 2.0MW turbine, which is suitable for low-wind on-shore conditions, is part of Gamesa's 2.0-2.5MW platform and its characteristics make it ideal for high-growth markets such as India, Chinese provinces close to major load centres, Brazil, Europe and the US.

The company has secured supply contracts for more than 1,000MW in Brazil in just two years and has already installed 394MW of capacity in the country as of September 2013.

Recently, the company has also received another contract from Gestamp Wind to supply wind turbines with a total capacity of 10MW in the province of Izmir, Turkey.

As per the contract, Gamesa will install and commission five G90-2.0 MW turbines at the Adares wind farm, which is being developed by Gestamp in a joint venture with Faik Celik in Selcuk.

The company is also obliged for ten-year maintenance of these turbines at the facility, which is expected to be commissioned during the second half of 2014.

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