Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to consolidate its presence in Brazil, where it is one of the leading wind turbine manufacturers, having signed contracts for the supply of over 1,000 MW of its turbines to various projects being built in the country’s windiest regions.
Gamesa has signed a 210-MW supply contract with Casa dos Ventos Energias Renováveis, one of Brazil’s leading wind energy developers, responsible for capacity of close to 18,000 MW.
Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will supply, transport, install and commission 105 G97-2.0 MW turbines at the Chapada wind farm being developed in Chapada do Araripe in the state of Piauí. It has also signed an agreement in principal to manage the farm’s maintenance for five years.
Delivery of the turbines, which will be made at Gamesa’s factory in Camaçari, is scheduled for some time after the first quarter of 2015, with the facility slated for completion in the second half of that year.
Since Gamesa started up industrial production in Brazil nearly two years ago, the company has secured supply agreements for over 1,000 MW. At year-end 2012, Gamesa had already installed 96 MW of capacity in Brazil.