Gamesa wins 258MW deal

BRAZIL: Gamesa has been handed a 258MW deal for 10 projects in southern Brazil.

The BRL843 million (€340 million) is for 129 G97 2MW turbines. It is the first Gamesa has signed with Electrobras, which supplies 36% of Brazil's electricity.

The projects will be developed by Santa Vitoria Palmar Holdling, made up of Río Bravo Energía I and Eletrosul (a subsidiary of Electrobras).  

"This order underscores Gamesa's commitment to the Brazilian wind market, which has priority status in our global development plans", said Edgard Corrochano, Gamesa's Mercosur regional director.

"We continue to make progress in Brazil with a business strategy combining our global leadership with local know-how; the cementing of our position as a leading and competitive manufacturer in terms of cost, flexibility and reliability; and a commitment to community development as illustrated by job and wealth creation, with purchases from and alliances with local suppliers."

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