Wind energy technology company Gamesa has received its first order from French wind power developer Valorem for 36 MW at three wind farms in France.
According to the company, the order calls for eight of its G114-2.5 MW turbines at the Santerre wind farm, located in the department of Somme; five G87-2.0 MW turbines at the Soulanes wind farm, located in Tarn; and three G87-2.0 MW turbines at the Albine facility, also located in Tarn.
After commissioning, the three farms will have enough capacity to meet the demand for electricity of around 35,000 French households, the company says.
The turbines will be delivered during the fourth quarter of this year, and the facilities will be commissioned from March 2017. Moreover, Gamesa will provide operations and maintenance services for these facilities over the next 10 years.
This agreement not only marks the start of business dealings with Valorem, but also reinforces Gamesa’s strategy in France, the company asserts.