Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa (BME:GAM) today said it received its first order from French wind power developer Valorem for the supply of sixteen turbines at three wind farms.
The Spanish company will supply and install eight of its G114-2.5 MW turbines at the Santerre wind farm, located in the department of Somme, in northern France. Five G87-2.0 MW turbines will equip the Soulanes wind farm and another three G87-2.0 MW turbines will be installed at the Albine facility, both located in the department of Tarn, in the south.
The turbines will be delivered in the fourth quarter of this year as the wind farms are to be commissioned in March 2017.
Gamesa will also provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for its turbines during the next ten years.
According to Gamesa calculations, the combined output from the 36 MW capacity at the three wind farms will meet the demand for electricity of around 35,000 French households and will prevent emissions equivalent to those generated by 18,000 cars in one year.
Gamesa entered the French wind turbine market in 2000 and since then it has installed 790 MW there.