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Big time proposals from Spanish turbine giant
1 November 2003
The Polish government is considering an EUR 800 million wind power industrial plan proposed to it by Spain's turbine giant, Gamesa Eólica. "Poland has wind potential and its authorities are obliged to carry out an ambitious energy generation and distribution program in order to meet EU environmental criteria," says Gamesa. The company's discussions with Poland were announced by Gamesa Eólica boss Juan Ramón Jiménez during a meeting of Spanish business delegates with Poland's president, Aleksander Kwasniewski. The full project includes the building of three manufacturing facilities to supply wind turbines across the country, including those for projects developed by Gamesa Energía. The industrial plan can create an estimated 1000 jobs, according to the company. Gamesa says it is still waiting for a formal response from Poland, adding that the proposal is just one of many projects within its international expansion strategy.
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