Gamesa has received two new orders in China for a total of 82 MW for two new wind farms. The company will install 32 MW at the Bainijing wind farm at an altitude of 3,200 meters and another 50 MW for phase three of the Senjitu II complex.
The first order, placed by Concord New Energy (CNE), will see the installation of 16 G97-2.0 MW turbines at the Bainijing wind farm being developed in the province of Yunnan in southern China. The wind turbines to be fitted at this development have been especially configured to withstand the conditions sustained at an altitude of 3,200 meters.
In order to compensate for the frigid conditions, the refrigeration systems have been upgraded and the electrical design has been enhanced so that the turbines can cope with the low air density and cold temperatures. The wind turbines are scheduled for delivery this September and for commissioning in December.
This is Gamesa’s second order placed by CNE, which recently contracted Gamesa to supply 48 MW of turbines similarly equipped to withstand cold conditions at the Canfang wind farm, which sits at an altitude of 3,400 meters.
Gamesa has also secured a new order totaling 50 MW from Hebei Construction and Investment Group (HCIG) for the supply of 14 G97-2.0 MW turbines and 11 G90-2.0 MW turbines for the final phase of the Senjitu II wind complex.
This contract marks the third and final tranche of this agreement, which encompassed the delivery of 150 MW in total and was entered into by the two companies in September 2014. When completed, the Senjitu II wind complex will have a total capacity of 150 MW, made up of 64 G97-2.0 MW and 11 G90-2.0 MW turbines.
Since 2008, Gamesa has signed orders for the supply of 350 MW to HCIG, the largest operator in the province of Hebei and a top 10 player at the national level.
In total, Gamesa has supplied more than 4,000 MW to the Chinese market to date, accounting for 13% of the company’s total sales volumes last year.