Gamesa wins 239MW turbine delivery contract for Scottish wind project

31 May 2015 (Last Updated May 31st, 2015 18:30)

ScottishPower Renewables has awarded a turbine delivery contract to Spanish power equipment manufacturer Gamesa for the 239MW Kilgallioch wind farm in southern Scotland.

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ScottishPower Renewables has awarded a turbine delivery contract to Spanish power equipment manufacturer Gamesa for the 239MW Kilgallioch wind farm in southern Scotland.

Under the contract, Gamesa will deliver and install 94 of its G114-2.5 MW turbines for the facility along with two more models from its G90-2.0 MW variety.

Gamesa Europe and RoW CEO Ricardo Chocarro said: "This milestone agreement with ScottishPower Renewables evidences the success of our commercial strategy in northern Europe, one of Gamesa’s priority markets, and demonstrates the credibility garnered by our new products, which offer market-leading efficiency and profitability, in the eyes of our customers."

ScottishPower Renewables is a UK subsidiary of Spanish power utility Iberdrola.

"Under the contract, Gamesa will deliver and install 94 of its G114-2.5 MW turbines for the facility along with two more models from its G90-2.0 MW variety."

The wind facility will be built between the Scottish councils of South Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.

The Spanish manufacturer is expected to deliver the turbines from February 2016.

ScottishPower Renewables intends to start work for the power plant in the following month with completion scheduled during the first quarter of 2017.

Gamesa has also signed a five-year agreement with ScottishPower Renewables to provide operation and maintenance services at the facility.

ScottishPower Renewables CEO Keith Anderson said: "Kilgallioch windfarm will become our second largest windfarm in the UK and this year marks a real milestone as we approach 2GW of installed onshore wind capacity, which is enough to power up to nearly two million homes."


Image: Gamesa has signed a five-year agreement with ScottishPower Renewables for O&M operations. Photo: courtesy of Gamesa.