Gamesa picked for 98MW Brazil projects

BRAZIL: Two Brazilian developers have chosen Gamesa turbines for their wind farms with a combined capacity of 98MW.

Both projects will see the G97-2MW turbine installed
Both projects will see the G97-2MW turbine installed

Gamesa will supply Companhia de Energias Renováveis with 34 of its G97-2MW turbines for the Assuruá II, V and VII wind farms, with a total capacity of 68MW, in the eastern state of Bahia.

The turbines, which will be made at Gamesa's nearby Camaçari factory, are scheduled for delivery during the second quarter of 2015.

A second contract has been signed with Ventos dos Guarás I Energias Renováveis, a joint venture between Atlantic Energias Renováveis and Casa dos Ventos.

Gamesa will deliver 15 G97-2MW turbines to Ventos dos Guarás I wind farm, also in Bahia. The turbines will be delivered in the third quarter of next year.

Commissioning of both of projects is expected in December 2015. Gamesa will also provide operations and maintenance services on both wind farms for a period of 15 years.

With these new contracts, Gamesa has now received orders for the supply of turbines with a capacity if 1.4GW in Brazil. As of December 2013, the company had installed 452MW in the country.

Latin America is a key market for Gamesa, with 49% of its 2013 sales coming from the region.

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