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Gamesa launches 4.5MW turbine for low wind sites

SPAIN: Gamesa has launched the G136-4.5MW, a new wind turbine designed for low wind locations.

Gamesa's G136 4.5MW turbine is designed for low wind speed sites
Gamesa's G136 4.5MW turbine is designed for low wind speed sites

The turbine, which is based on the G128 platform, will be commercially available in 2012. It has a 120 metre tower and a 136 metre diameter rotor.

Gamesa said the swept area is 14,527metres-squared, an 13% improvement on its flagship turbine, the G128-4.5. The G136 also uses Gamesa’s segmented blade design.

Speaking about the launch Gamesa projects and sales general manager Javier Perea said: "The G136-4.5 MM, now commercially available for installation in 2012, benefits from the exhaustive validation and testing programme conducted on the G10X-4.5 MW platform."

At EWEA in 2010 Gamesa introduced the G128-4.5MW. The turbine featured a number of innovations, including a segmented rotor blades and a medium-speed geared drivetrain.

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