Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured orders from Spanish power utility Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables for two wind farms with a combined capacity of 64 MW.
The first order encompasses the installation of 15 G126-2.625 MW turbines. The second covers the supply of seven G132-3.465 MW turbines, one of the company’s newest models, featuring 64.5-meter-long glass fiber blades.
The orders mark the first time both models will be installed in commercial wind farms in Spain. The two prototypes have already been validated and certified at the research and development wind farm, located in the Alaiz mountain range in Navarra, Spain.
Both wind farms are the result of renewable power capacity allocated to Siemens Gamesa in an auction held by the Spanish government last May.
SGRE notes that most of the parts will be made in Spain: The blades will be manufactured at the Aoiz factory in Navarra, and the nacelles will be produced at the Ágreda plant in Soria. The wind turbines are scheduled for delivery during the third quarter of 2018, while the facilities are slated for commissioning toward the end of 2018.
Siemens Gamesa’s relationship with Gas Natural dates back to 1997. Since then, the company has supplied the utility with over 700 MW, most of which is in Spain and Mexico.
With a market share of over 55%, Siemens Gamesa has installed more than 13,000 MW in Spain to date.