The first two German wind projects to use turbines supplied by Gamesa Eólica went online at the turn of the year. The first project uses ten, 850 kW machines sold by Gamesa's German marketing subsidiary, Gamesa Wind, to a private operator at Fürstenau near Paderborn. The second project, located in the Holzminden district in Lower Saxony, uses three, 2 MW wind turbines, also sold via Gamesa Wind. The Holzminden project was developed by EBV Management Holding. EBV was acquired by Gamesa Energia in October 2003. Exclusively using Gamesa wind turbines, EBV has a further 80 MW of wind power projects planned for development later this year. Gamesa Wind, meanwhile, expects to supply around 100 MW to the German market in 2005, including deliveries to EBV, and aims to secure a 10-15% market share within the next two to three years, says the company's Stephan Schulze. To achieve that, it needs to reach sales for around 150 MW a year in Germany come 2007/2008.
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