To ensure continued success in a key market, turbine maker Gamesa has expanded its nacelle assembly factory in Brazil.
The factory, which opened in September 2014 in the Bahia state, manufactures the company's 2.0 MW-2.5 MW turbine platforms. In 2014, Brazil accounted for 22% of Gamesa's total megawatts sold.
According to Gamesa, the factory produces nacelles for the G97-2.0 MW turbine and, soon, for the G114-2.0 MW wind turbine. Both turbines are part of Gamesa's 2.0 MW-2.5 MW platform – 1,000 MW of which have already been installed in Brazil.
The growth in the Brazilian market will enable Gamesa to double its headcount to 570 by year-end.