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Gamesa developing 4.5 MW wind turbine

Gamesa is developing a 4.5 MW turbine, a prototype of which it has applied to install in the district of Cabezon Negro in Aragón. The EUR 4.4 million project is to "research and develop components" for the Gamesa G-128, according to Aragón's official bulletin, suggesting an intended 128 metre rotor. Gamesa declines to comment on the project. The machine is possibly intended for offshore use. Gamesa's project development business has said it will use 4.5 MW machines for a planned 300 MW development in waters off the Italian coast of Apulia (Windpower Monthly, August 2006). The company's biggest machines so far are in the 2 MW range. The Cabezon Negro project suggests Gamesa will continue to use its own turbines in projects, also for its leap offshore. Last year, Gamesa bought a majority stake in another Spanish developer, Capital Energy, which has an offshore project portfolio totalling 3700 MW.

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