Gamesa Wins Deal To Supply Nine Brazilian Wind Farms


Gamesa has received an order from CPFL Renovaveis, a subsidiary of utility CPFL Energia, to supply nine wind farms located in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will supply, transport, install and commission 110 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines. Gamesa says the machines will be equipped with its MaxPower technology, which increases the turbines' nominal capacity from 2.0 MW to 2.1 MW, thereby boosting the output of these 110 wind turbines from 220 MW to 231 MW.

Gamesa says the G114-2.0 MW is a new turbine model designed to yield more power at a lower cost at low- and medium-wind-speed sites. The company notes this order is the largest placed to date for this model, whose pipeline now stands at over 800 MW.

The contract includes the Campos dos Ventos I, Campos dos Ventos III, Campos dos Ventos V, Ventos de Sao Benedito, Ventos de Santo Dimas, Ventos de Sao Domingos, Ventos de Sao Martinho, Ventos de Santa Monica and Ventos de Santa da Ursula wind projects. The turbines are slated for delivery over the course of 2016, and Gamesa will operate and maintain the wind farms for 15 years.

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