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Gamesa wins UK repowering deal

UK: Gamesa 2MW turbines will be used by E.on and Energy Power Resources to repower the Ovenden Moor project in West Yorkshire, north England.

The 9.2MW Ovenden Moor project was commissioned in 1993 and has 23 turbines (Pic: Rob Glover)
The 9.2MW Ovenden Moor project was commissioned in 1993 and has 23 turbines (Pic: Rob Glover)

The 23 Vestas 400kW turbines will be removed from the 22-year-old project, and replaced with nine Gamesa G80-2MW turbines in 2016.

The repowering will double the project's capacity, using half the number of turbines, said the manufacturer. The current 23 Vestas turbines total 9.2MW.

Yorkshire Windpower, a 50-50 joint venture between E.on and Energy Power Resources, owns Ovenden Moor.

An 80-metre temporary met mast was installed at the site in March 2013 to help the project owners decide which turbines to use.  Gamesa's G80 is designed for high-wind sites and has a cutout speed of 25m/s.

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