Gamesa gets 36-MW turbine order from Vattenfall in Swedish
Oct 1, 2014 - Spanish firm Gamesa (BME:GAM) said today it will deliver 36 MW of its turbines to Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB for a wind scheme in southern Sweden.
The Spanish wind turbine maker will ship and install 18 pieces of the G97 2-MW turbines at the Hoege Vaeg wind farm, located in Kristianstad municipality. Deliveries are expected to commence during the first quarter of 2015, with commissioning planned for the end of the same year.
The contract amount is around SEK 312 million (USD 43.4m/EUR 34.4m), according to a separate statement by the project developer. The whole project is calling for an investment of SEK 500 million, Vattenfall added, noting that once up and running it will be its largest onshore wind farm.
Gamesa will also supply its MaxPower technology, which boosts the nominal capacity of its turbines to 2.1 MW, increasing the total electricity production of the facility. Vattenfall acquired the project in 2013 and is to kick off construction this autumn.
This is Gamesa's first order from Vattenfall, it noted. Apart from it, the Spanish company has almost 50 MW of turbines installed in Sweden.