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Gamesa has secured a new order from Força Eólica do Brasil (FEB), a consortium made up of Iberdrola and Neoenergia, for the supply of 42 of its G114-2.0 MW wind turbines (84 MW) at three wind farms located in Rio Grande do Norte, in north-eastern Brazil.

Gamesa will supply, transport, install and commission 15 G114-2.0 MW wind turbines at the Santana 1 wind farm, 15 wind turbines of the same make at the Calango 6 facility and another 12 at the Santana 2 complex. These 42 wind turbines, which will be made at Gamesa’s factory in Camaçari (Brazil), are due for delivery during the third quarter of 2016, while the wind farms are slated for commissioning the following quarter.

The G114-2.0 MW is a new wind turbine model designed to yield more power at lower cost at low and medium wind speed sites, which is particularly suitable for the high-wind and low-turbulence conditions encountered in Brazil. The order backlog for this product stands at over 800 MW to date.

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Gamesa has entered a new market: Jamaica. The company has signed a contract with Wigton Windfarm Limited – a subsidiary of the energy company, Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica – for the turnkey construction of the Wigton III wind farm, for a new installed capacity of 24 MW.

Gamesa will install 12 of its G80-2.0 MW wind turbines at the Wigton III facility being built in Manchester, to the south of the island. The wind turbines are due to be delivered during the third quarter of this year and the wind farm is slated for commissioning by February 2016.

Today, renewable energy sources account for roughly 9% of Jamaica’s electricity mix. Under the country’s National Energy Plan for 2009-2030, Jamaica expects the contribution of clean energy to rise to 12.5% of the total energy mix in 2015 and to 20% by 2030.

Gamesa boasts a solid presence in the Caribbean and Central America. In addition to this new market, the company has installed over 200 MW in the region, having developed wind farms in countries such as Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Puerto Rico, where it also performs operations and maintenance services.

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Parque de Gamesa en India

Gamesa is to supply 46 MW to several customers in India. The company has signed multiple contracts for the supply of 23 of its G97-2.0 MW wind turbines. In total, Gamesa will deliver and commission 12 wind turbines at the Ramnagar wind complex, seven at the Lingsagur facility and four at the Chandargh wind farm.

These new contracts strengthen Gamesa’s orderbook in India, boosting its local reputation as a leading turbine manufacturer.

This strong business momentum, evidenced by the execution of these agreements, and Gamesa’s upbeat outlook for the Indian wind market have been boosted by the announcement by the central bank of a 25 basis point benchmark rate cut. This rate cut should facilitate access to financing for renewable energy projects, possibly on more favourable terms, helping to attract new investors.

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Gamesa has signed an agreement with wind farm developer and operator Exus Management Partners for the turnkey construction of a 50 MW facility in Portugal. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will handle the transportation, installation and commissioning of eight of its G97-2.0 MW wind turbines and 17 of its G114-2.0 MW model at the Pisco wind farm being built in the Guarda region (in northern Portugal).

Gamesa will also build the civil and electric infrastructure needed to install and operate the facility (other than the high-voltage grid connection line). The turbines are slated for delivery during the first half of 2015 and the project is expected to be fully commissioned by the beginning of 2016.

Exus Management Partners is an international investment and asset management company focused on renewable energy sector, which has currently under management 252 MW of wind power generation in Spain and Portugal.

This is Gamesa’s first contract with this customer. Gamesa’s solid presence in Portugal dates back to 1998, since which time it has installed and maintains some 438 MW.

Costa Rican vice-president Ana Helena Chacón formally opened the 49.5 MW Chiripa wind farm in Tilarán (Guanacaste) last weekend. The wind farm is owned by a consortium consisting of Acciona Energía (65%) and the local group Ecoenergía (35%). The wind farm consists of thirty-three AW 77/1500 wind turbines of Acciona Windpower technology, with a unit capacity of 1.5 MW and a rotor diameter of 77 m. The rotors are mounted on 80-m-high steel towers.

The wind farm is located on a site with a good wind resource, which will enable it to generate more than 200 GWh per year. This level of production is equivalent to the consumption of 80,000 homes and will avoid the emission of around 192,000 metric tons of C02 to the atmospher.

The Chiripa wind farm, representing an investment of $125 million, entered commercial service in July this year. The electricity it generates will be sold to the ICE under a 20-year contract.

The ceremony was attended by Acciona Energía CEO Rafael Mateo, the Spanish Ambassador to Costa Rica, Jesús Rodríguez-Andía, Grupo Ecoenergía directors Salomon Lechtman and Samuel Viroslav, the Mayor of Tilarán, Jovel Arias, and representatives of the ICE (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad), among others.

In her speech, the vice-president said that Costa Rica has to increase its efforts to generate more energy from clean technologies and added that “investing in renewables is important because it makes our country more competitive”. For its part, Rafael Mateo stated that investing in Costa Rica has been a very satisfactory experience and expressed his hope that this Acciona Energy’s first milestone in the country is continued in the future.

Coinciding with the construction of the wind farm, the Acciona-Ecoenergía consortium has implemented a social management program, consisting of incentives for companies contracting local employees and a series of measures to cover the needs of the communities located near the site.

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Alstom Spain is to manufacture 29 ECO 74 wind turbines for a wind farm located in the west of Japan at its Buñuel, Navarre, industrial centre. The group has just signed a contract with Green Power Investment Corporation to supply and install a wind farm near the city of Hamada, on the west coast of Japan. The project, which will be fully operative in 2016, will have 29 ECO 74 turbines, each with a capacity of 1.67MW and 70 metres high. With total installed capacity of 48 MW, the Hamada wind farm will generate 85 million kWH a year, enough energy to supply 23,600 homes.

This is the third wind contract awarded to Alstom in Japan, bringing the capacity supplied up to 100 MW. A further two projects are being assembled at the Buñuel facilities, based on the same technological platform, also for installations in Japan: in Higashi Izu II (11 Eco 74 wind turbines) and Kawazu (10 Eco 74 wind turbines).

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