Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social (BNDES) – Brazil's National Bank for Economic and Social Development – has certified that Gamesa's G114-2.0 MW turbine, as well as its 2.1 MW version, complies with the FINAME code, which stipulates a series of local manufacturing requirements for original equipment manufacturers operating in Brazil.
Gamesa is thereby qualified for access to the development bank's lines of financing. The company will manufacture this new model in its nacelle factory in Camacari (Bahia) starting in 2016; in parallel, it is working with local suppliers for manufacturing the turbine towers and blades.
The first order for the G114-2.0 MW in Brazil was signed at the end of 2014. In less than 18 months, all of its parts have reached compliance with the BNDES requirements. Gamesa has already certified another of its turbines under these requirements: the G97-2.0 MW.
Gamesa says its G114-2.0 MW is designed for sites with low and medium wind speeds and is thus particularly suitable for the low-turbulence wind conditions in Brazil.
"This milestone is the result of a lot of hard work on our part and demonstrates Gamesa's commitment to continuing to invest in the production of turbines tailored to the needs of the Brazilian market – facilitated by qualification for support from key programs such as the BNDES credit facilities," says Edgard Corrochano, Gamesa's managing director in Brazil.