Gamesa says it has landed an order for Kuwait's first wind farm, as well as secured orders in two other countries. All told, the company says it has secured new deals in Turkey (52.5 MW), Cyprus (10 MW) and Kuwait (10 MW) – totaling 72.5 MW.
Gamesa will supply and install five G97-2.0 MW turbines for Kuwait's debut wind farm, which is being developed by a joint venture formed by Elecnor and local partner Alghanim. The 10 MW wind farm is expected to be commissioned by 2016.
In Turkey, the company will supply, install and commission 40 MW for Ado Enerji at the Akyurt (seven G114-2.0 MW turbines), Konakpinari (seven G114-2.0 MW turbines) and Karacayir (six G114-2.0 MW turbines) wind farms. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will also provide the operations and maintenance services for five years.
Gamesa notes the turbines will be equipped with its MaxPower technology, which increases their nominal capacity from 2.0 MW to 2.1 MW, boosting these turbines' output to 42 MW. The turbines are slated for supply during the second quarter of 2016, while the facility is scheduled for completion during the third quarter of next year.
Furthermore, Gamesa will supply 12.5 MW of its G114-2.5 MW model to Kazanci Holding in Turkey. These turbines are scheduled for delivery to the Datca wind farm during the second quarter of 2016; this facility is also due to start up during the third quarter. The order will mark the introduction of Gamesa's G114-2.5 MW turbine into this market.Â
In Cyprus, Gamesa will deliver five G114-2.0 MW turbines to local conglomerate Aeoliki Akti for the 10 MW Sanida Kelaki wind farm. These turbines are due for delivery in spring 2016, and the facility is scheduled for completion by the third quarter of next year.