With a contract to supply G114 wind turbines, Gamesa has entered the Belgium wind market.
The turbine maker will supply and install seven G114-2.5 MW turbines at the Berloz wind farm, located in the province of Liege. The 17.5 MW wind farm is being jointly developed by EDF Luminus, a subsidiary of France's power utility EDF, and Eneco Wind Belgium, a subsidiary of Dutch utility Eneco.
Gamesa claims its G114-2.5 MW turbine produces 29% more power than the G97-2.0 MW turbine while lowering the cost of energy by 10%.
Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will supply, install and commission seven G114-2.5 MW turbines as well as provide service for the facility for 15 years. The turbines are scheduled for delivery in August. The wind farm is expected to start generating by the end of this year.Â
In addition, Gamesa will install another 14 G58-850 kW turbines for EDF Energies Nouvelles for a wind farm being built in the south of France.