Spain's Gamesa Eólica has clinched three export deals for China and Portugal totalling nearly 60 MW, strengthening the company's international expansion program as well as its ambitious bid for world-market leadership. Combined, the turnkey contracts bring in EUR 40.28 million. Forty-eight 850 kW turbines go to China. Gansu Jieyuan Electric Power Corporation, which already operates 7.2 MW using Gamesa technology in China, has signed up for 36 of the units, with an option for 14 more. The remaining 12 go to Ningxia Electric Power Corporation. Gamesa Eólica's third deal marks its entry into neighbouring Portugal, where nine 2 MW turbines will go to the Catefica plant, in the Lisbon district of Torres Vedras, developed by sister company Gamesa Energía Portugal. The order marks Gamesa's second large scale contract for this machine. Gamesa Eólica says it expects to export 178 MW, or 15% of total turbine sales, for year-end 2003. The company is currently fitting 50 MW in the North American state of Illinois and 20 MW in the Italian island of Sicily as well as numerous plants across Spain. In all, Gamesa Eólica's sights are on sales of 1200 MW over 2003, 30% up on sales for 2002.
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