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