Spanish turbine maker Gamesa has received a new order for the supply of 65 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines at the Babilonia wind complex being developed in the town of Morro do Chapeu, in the state of Bahia.
Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will transport, install and commission the 65 turbines, which are expected to produce 136.5 MW of energy. Delivery of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin at the end of 2017, while the facility is slated for commissioning during the second half of 2018. In addition, Gamesa says it will maintain these turbines for the first five years.
According to the company, Gamesa’s G114-2.1 MW turbine is designed to yield more power at lower cost at low- and medium-wind-speed sites, making it particularly suitable for the low-turbulence wind conditions typical in Brazil. The Brazilian orderbook for this turbine is already approaching the 1 GW mark.