Gamesa said Dec. 26 that it has signed a framework agreement with EDP Renovaveis (EDPR) for the supply of up to 450 MW of wind turbines through 2016 in the U.S.
Gamesa will supply up to 225 of its G114-2.0 MW wind turbine generators for unnamed projects that EDPR plans to build in the country. This agreement represents the largest contract for these turbines to date.
“This agreement strengthens the long-standing relationship we have with EDPR globally and in North America,” said Gamesa North America CEO Borja Negro. “This collaboration with a valued customer demonstrates the appeal of the Gamesa G114 model, which is one of the most efficient wind turbines in the market. The agreement reinforces Gamesa’s presence in the United States and demonstrates our position as a technology leader in the United States wind power industry.”
Gamesa and EDPR previously collaborated on the 400-MW Lone Star Wind Farm complex in Texas. Gamesa has delivered wind turbines totaling more than 1,500 MW to EDPR worldwide.
Gamesa said the G114-2.0 MW wind turbine is a standard-bearer in the sector thanks to its low power density. This new product contributes to one of the company’s top priorities: significantly cutting the cost of energy of the products designed by Gamesa for medium- and low-wind speed sites.
With a rotor spanning 114 meters, the new turbine’s sweep area is 38% greater than that of the G97-2.0 MW, while it produces 20% more energy a year. The G114-2.0 MW turbine is part of the company’s 2.0 MW platform, whose track record encompasses the installation of more than 15 GW worldwide and an availability record of over 98%.