Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has signed a 7-year operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with FCC covering 397 wind turbines with total installed capacity of 421 MW.

Gamesa has thereby renewed the existing O&M service agreement covering 357 MW and added another 64 MW to its portfolio. In total, Gamesa will maintain 184 of its own 850 kW turbines, 93 2.0 MW turbines and 120 660 kW turbines fitted in 14 wind farms across León, Galicia (Pontevedra and La Coruña), Andalusia (Huelva, Jaén, Granada and Almería), Zaragoza, Teruel and Toledo.

Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will install its Algorithm Improvement Program in FCC’s 850 kW and 2.0 MW turbines. This program optimises turbine productivity by enhancing load curves and increasing their operating ranges. FCC’s 2 MW turbines will also be fitted with the company’s continual improvement program known as Gamesa Premium Availability (GPA), which is designed to boost platform availability, diminish risks and reduce the cost of energy (CoE). GPA implies a host of turbine enhancements, ranging from operational and software upgrades to minor repair work, streamlined logistics for major repair work and preventative maintenance systems. These design and process improvements maximise turbine availability and can lower a wind farm’s operating expenses by up to 10%.

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