Continuing to expand its presence in the Chilean market, Gamesa has signed a new contract for the supply of 56 G114-2.0 MW turbines at a wind farm in the country.
Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will transport, install and commission the towers, totaling 112 MW of wind capacity.
This is Gamesa's third wind farm development in Chile, where it has already completed the development of phases one and two of the San Pedro wind complex on Chiloe island – a total installed capacity of 137 MW.
The company says it has now signed global orders for the supply of close to 2,000 MW of the G114-2.0 MW model, which is suited for sites with low and medium wind speeds.
According to a recent report from consultancy BTM, says Gamesa, the wind power opportunity in Chile is compelling: The country had installed a capacity of 821 MW at year-end 2014, and current forecasts call for the addition of between 300 MW and 400 MW annually until 2025 – underpinned by growth in demand for electricity.