Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has signed a new supply agreement in Brazil, further reinforcing its position as the country’s leading manufacturer.
The company has signed an agreement under which it will supply 128 MW of its turbines to a wind farm complex being developed by Gestamp Wind, the wind energy subsidiary of Gestamp Renewables, in Lagoa Nova in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. The development encompasses five wind farms: Santana I (20 MW), Santana II and III (30 MW apiece), Lanchinha (28 MW) and Pelado (20 MW).
The scope of the agreement includes the manufacture, supply, transport, installation and commissioning of 64 G97 wind turbines, each with unit capacity of 2.0 MW, as well as the complex’s foundations civil works. The wind turbines are scheduled for delivery over the course of next year, while the facility is expected to be commissioned at the end of 2014. Gamesa will also maintain the facility’s services for 10 years.
Gamesa has secured supply contract for over 1,000 MW in Brazil, in less than two years, reinforcing its presence as a leading wind turbine manufacturer in the country. This position is underpinned by the combination of its global technological prowess with local know-how, coupled with our commitment to community development, creating jobs and generating wealth, through the development of the local supply chain.
At September 2013, Gamesa had already installed 394 MW of capacity in Brazil, one of the company’s priority markets in the short and medium term. Besides Brazil, Gamesa is present in other Latin American nations, including Mexico, Honduras, Argentina and Costa Rica, where it has installed more than 1,700 MW of turbines. In the third quarter of 2013, the region accounted for 51% of total MW sold, and it has secured more than 650 MW in the first nine months of the year.
Supply agreement in Turkey¹
In the past week Gamesa and Gestamp Wind have also entered into another agreement under which the former will supply the latter 10 MW in Turkey. The company will install and commission five G90-2.0 MW turbines at the Adares wind farm, which Gestamp is developing in a joint venture with Faik Celik in Selçuk, in the province of Izmir.
Gamesa will also maintain these turbines for 10 years. This facility is slated for completion during the second half of 2014.