Gamesa wins 231MW Brazil order

BRAZIL: Gamesa has won a contract to supply 231MW of its turbines for installation on nine Brazilian wind projects being developed by CPFL Renováveis.

Gamesa will install its G114 turbine across nine sites

The Brazilian utility is constructing the wind projects in the state of Rio Grande do Norte in the east of the country. They will use Gamesa's low-wind G114-2MW turbine.

The turbines will be delivered over the course of 2016 to the Campos dos Ventos I, Campos dos Ventos III, Campos dos Ventos V, Ventos de São Benedito, Ventos de Santo Dimas, Ventos de São Domingos, Ventos de São Martinho, Ventos de Santa Mônica and Ventos de Santa da Ursula developments.

As well as installing and commissioning the turbines, Gamesa will operate and maintain the turbines over a 15 year period.

All 110 turbines will be equipped with Gamesa's Max Power technology which boosts the machines capacity to 2.1MW. This is the largest single order for the G114 turbine.

Gamesa established a manufacturing base in Brazil in 2010 in order to meet the country's local-sourcing rules, and has installed turbines with a capacity of around 700MW.