Gamesa has received an order for the G128-5.0 MW turbine in the Latin American market – the first time the turbine platform will operate in the region.
According to the turbine maker, Transantartic Energia and Chile's Bosques de Chiloe placed a turnkey order calling for 13 Gamesa G128-5.0 MW wind turbines. Per the terms of the contract, the turnkey order includes civil works and electrical installation to the transportation, installation and commissioning of the turbines.
The project is located on a mountainous site on an island. Therefore, development of the wind farm poses a significant logistics and construction challenge. The company says it will tap its collective experience on other difficult projects to facilitate the logistics.
Gamesa says the G128 machines feature patented technology that enables the manufacture of the blades in two segments – therefore easing constraints.
The turbines are slated for delivery during the second quarter of 2016. The wind farm will be commissioned in early 2017.