Visit windpowermonthlyevents.com for the latest on our upcoming conferences and webcasts

Spain

Spain

Gamesa postpones 5.5MW turbine development

SPAIN: Gamesa has indefinitely postponed the development of a 5.5MW onshore/offshore turbine, announced at the end of 2012.

The Gamesa 5MW prototype being constructed
The Gamesa 5MW prototype being constructed

Speaking to Windpower Monthly, a Gamesa spokesman confirmed it was no longer working on the platform and was concentrating on the 5MW machine being developed in the Canary Islands.

The intention to build a 5.5MW platform was one of the first announcements by new executive chairman Ignacio Martín. In October last year, he said a 2.5MW platform and the 5.5MW onshore/offshore turbine would come out in Q2 2014 and Q4 2014 respectively as part of the company's new strategic plan.

As recently as EWEA 2013 in February, Gamesa publicised its progress on the 5.5MW platform. It was unable to give a reason for the decision to halt the project.

The company added that the 5MW turbine, which has been referred to as an offshore-only platform, will now be available for onshore sites. The 5MW turbine is adapted from the 4.5MW platform, which is designed for medium wind speed conditions. Both wind turbines have a 128-metre rotor.

At the time of the announcement of the 5.5MW platform, Gamesa said it was indefinitely postponing the 7-8MW offshore turbine that had been planned to come out in prototype by 2014, putting it back to an unspecified date in the "medium to long term".

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Windpower Monthly Events

Search more than 4,500 companies in the Windpower Directory

Latest Jobs

[DAYS_LEFT] DAYS Subscribe Now

Left of your Windpower Monthly free trial

Your free trial Subscribe Now

to Windpower Monthly has expired