Gamesa to supply turbines for U.S., Mexico wind projects

Gamesa said July 16 that it has signed two agreements for the supply of 290 MW of wind turbines in the United States and Mexico.

In the U.S., it has reached an agreement with EDP Renováveis (EDPR) for the supply of 95 of Gamesa’s G114-2.0 MW turbines to the Waverly wind farm in Coffey County, Kansas. The project is part of the framework agreement reached between both companies for the supply of up to 450 MW of wind turbines in the U.S. through 2016.

The turbines are slated for delivery in the third quarter of 2015 and the project is expected to be fully commissioned by the end of that year. These 95 turbines will incorporate Gamesa’s MaxPower package of hardware and software modifications that boost the power output of the turbines from 2.0 MW up to 2.1 MW.

This agreement with EDPR – to whom Gamesa has delivered wind turbines totaling close to 1,400 MW – represents the largest contract for Gamesa’s G114-2.0 MW turbines to date. The company now has contracts and framework agreements for this model covering more than 550 MW.

In Mexico, Gamesa has signed a new contract for the supply of 100 MW of its turbines to an unnamed utility. Under the terms of the contract – signed in the second quarter of 2014 – Gamesa will supply and install 50 of its G97-2.0 MW turbines at a wind farm located in central Mexico. The wind turbines are scheduled for delivery during the first quarter of 2015.

Gamesa has a significant presence in Latin America and particularly in Mexico, where the company has installed 1,067 MW and services 873 MW of capacity. In that market, Gamesa also is engaged in the development and sale of wind farms. As a wind power developer, Gamesa has developed, built and commissioned close to 250 MW in Mexico and it is building another 70 MW.

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