In the wind industry's third major wind turbine order of the month, Spanish project developer Ibereólica has bought 214 MW from Gamesa Eólica for installation in Spain. The framework deal follows FPL's order of 600 MW from Siemens Wind Power and PPM's purchase of 300 MW from GE Energy, all for installation in the US (page 35). Under its agreement with Ibereólica, Gamesa will install and maintain the ordered wind turbines to 2008. The 2 MW and 850 kW machines are destined for a series of projects in the regions of Castile-La Mancha and Castile and León, says Gamesa. Ibereólica recently connected 103 MW of Gamesa technology at its Lubian wind cluster, in the León province of Castile and León, also using 2 MW and 850 kW turbines. The company is a joint venture between private investor group Inversiones Dagosa and developer Aprovechamientos Energéticos, which operates 20, 2 MW machines from Gamesa at its 40 MW El Moral plant in Castile-La Mancha.
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