Gamesa wins first order in Finland

FINLAND: Gamesa has been handed its first deal in Finland, a 117MW supply agreement from Finnish developer TuuliWatti.

The project will use Gamesa G128 4.5MW turbine
The project will use Gamesa G128 4.5MW turbine

Tuuliwatti is a joint venture between Finnish utility St1 and retailer S-Group. The first part of the deal is for four G128 4.5MW turbines with 140-metre towers for the Simo wind farm in northern Finland. Delivery is set for Q2 2013.

The Simo deal comes with a 10-year O&M deal, plus an option to extend the agreement for five years. Gamesa said the G128 turbines had been modified to cope with low temperatures.

The 117MW supply agreement covers four more Finnish wind farms. The turbines will all be G128 4.5MWs and come in tower heights ranging from 120-to-140-metres.

Speaking about the deal, Tuuliwatti general manager Jari Suominen said: "Simo is an important cornerstone project for Tuuliwatti. It is an ambitious initiative which is part of the company’s total investment project of 400 million euros in the near future. It will help to meet our owners’ and country's clean energy targets for coming years.

"In order to develop competitive and profitable projects, we need leading technology partners in the next-generation, large-scale turbine manufacturing market to produce machines tailored for the peculiarities of our landscapes and wind conditions. Gamesa and its 4.5MW system offer the optimal product for our wind energy project."


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