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Gamesa to construct 70MW wind farm in Uruguay

CTBR Staff Writer Published 03 March 2016

Spanish wind power company Gamesa has won an order from Rafisa to construct a 70-MW wind farm in Uruguay.

Gamesa wind farm

Rafisa is a trustee of the Financiero Arias Trust, and is supported and managed by UTE, a government-owned utility company.

Under the deal, Gamesa will supply, deploy and commission 35 G114-2.0 MW turbines at the Colonia Arias wind farm, which is located in Flores.

The order also includes managing civil works and electrical installations that are required to establish and operate the development.

The wind turbines are expected to be delivered by December, while the project to be commissioned during the second quarter of next year.

For the first 15 years of its operations, Gamesa will operate and maintain the wind complex.

This is the second project undertaken by Gamesa under the scope of projects being developed by UTE.

Last year, the company entered into an agreement for the development of the Valentines wind farm, which is slated to be commissioned in the second half of 2016.

So far, Gamesa has installed and maintains 200 MW in Uruguay. With this new order, the wind energy company has secured contracts and agreements for the supply of another 190 MW.

Earlier this month, Gamesa entered into a contract with Energiekontor, a German wind power company to repower Debstedt wind farm with 4.5 MW turbines.

Under the contract, the Spanish wind power company will repower Debstedt wind farm located in the state of Lower Saxony near Bremerhaven, in north-west Germany with three G128- 4.5 MW turbines.

Image: Gamesa wins 70-MW wind farm construction order. Photo: Courtesy of Gamesa 2010.