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Picture Gallery: Gamesa's 5MW offshore turbine

SPAIN: This week Gamesa installed the main components for its 5MW offshore turbine at a test centre in the Canary Islands.

  • The turbine's tower, nacelle and blades were installed at Arinaga Quay, Gran Canaria.

    The turbine's tower, nacelle and blades were installed at Arinaga Quay, Gran Canaria.

  • It's capacity is 5MW.

    It's capacity is 5MW.

  • It is based on the 4.5MW onshore platform.

    It is based on the 4.5MW onshore platform.

  • It will be connected to the grid in Q3 2013.

    It will be connected to the grid in Q3 2013.

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The turbine has been in development since 2010 and is based on the company's 4.5MW onshore model. Gamesa announced it was planning to install the turbine on Gran Canaria last year, after switching the project from Virginia in the US.

Stories surrounding the development of the Gamesa 5MW, from the ending of the Bard joint-venture to the decision to manufacture in Scotland.

Gamesa chooses Scotland for manufacturing hub - March 2012

Gamesa halts US offshore R&D project - May 2012

Gamesa targets offshore turbine in China by 2013 - September 2011

Gamesa and Bard end merger discussions - July 2010

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