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Gamesa to supply 82MW of turbines for three Brazilian wind farms

CTBR Staff Writer Published 28 January 2015

Spain-based Gamesa has secured a contract to deliver 84MW of turbines for three projects in Brazil’s northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte.

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The contract from Força Eólica do Brasil, a consortium made up of Iberdrola and Neoenergia, requires Gamesa to supply 42 of its G114 2MW turbines for the three wind farms.

The company will supply, transport, install and commission 15 G114-2.0 MW turbines at the Santana 1 wind farm.

Another 15 turbines will be installed at the Calango 6 plant, while the remaining 12 units are for the Santana 2 complex.

Gamesa said its new G114 2MW model turbines are designed to yield more power at lower cost at low and medium wind speed sites, especially suitable for the high-wind and low-turbulence conditions found in Brazil.

The company will manufacture the turbines at its Camacari factory in Brazil, with deliveries expected to take place in the third quarter of 2016.

The three wind farms are expected to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Gamesa has to date secured firm orders to deliver 372MW of turbines to the Iberdrola-Neoenergia consortium.

Iberdrola currently has a total of 17 wind farms in Brazil, with a combined capacity of 511MW.

The projects include facilities already in operation and others that are under development and construction, following the power auctions won by the company in recent years.

Iberdrola will deliver energy from renewable sources for about 770,000 homes in Brazil when all the wind farms start commercial operations.

Image: Gamesa will deliver 84MW of turbines for three projects in Brazil. Photo: Courtesy of prozac1/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net.