Siemens Gamesa to supply two Spanish wind farms

SPAIN: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply and install its G126-2.625 and G132-3.465MW turbines in commercial Spanish wind farms for the first time.

SGRE will deliver the turbines during the third quarter of 2018

The manufacturer received an order for 15 of its G126 model and seven of its G132 machine for two unspecified wind farms.

Spanish power utility Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables had won 667MW capacity in the auction held by the Spanish government in May.

The total 64MW capacity of the two projects is part of this allocation.

SGRE said it could not disclose at which projects the turbines would be installed. Gas Natural Fenosa has been contacted for clarification.

Prototypes of the two turbines were validated and certified at the research and development wind farm in the Alaiz mountain range in the northerly Navarra region.

SGRE received its first order for the G126-2.625 model in October – for an unspecified site in the US – and for the G132-3.465 turbine last December 2016 – for a 198MW site in Mexico.

Most of the turbines’ parts will be made in Spain, the company stated, including the G132’s 64.5-metre long glass fibre blades.

The blades will be manufactured at the Aoiz factory in Navarra, and the nacelles at the Ágreda plant in Soria in north-central Spain.

Delivery of the turbines is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018, with commissioning towards the end of next year.

SGRE has supplied utility Gas Natural Fenosa’s renewables division with more than 700MW of turbines, mostly for projects in Spain and Mexico, since the companies first forged a working relationship in 1997.

Two 3GW auctions have been held since January 2016, with a third tender in the pipeline.