Gamesa sets foot in Netherlands, adds orders for 83 MW in Europe
Gamesa turbine installation. Source: www.nrel.gov
Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa (BME:GAM) today said it got its first order in the Netherlands where it is to supply 11 MW of its turbines, and won another five contracts in France, Italy and Greece for the installation of 72 MW in total.
All contracts were signed during the second quarter of 2016, Gamesa noted.
Under the Dutch contract Gamesa will repower several wind farms, replacing the old turbines with three of its G58-850 kW model and ten of its G52-850 kW turbines.
In France, the Spanish company has been hired to supply a total of 35 MW to three wind farms.
Gamesa will install eight G97-2.0 MW turbines at the Quatre Vallees III complex located near the town of Coole, in the north of France. These turbines are slated for delivery during the last quarter of this year and the project is due to be commissioned in early 2017. The Spanish company will also provide operations and maintenance services for 15 years.
The second contract in France entails the turnkey construction of an 11-MW development in the Loire Valley at which Gamesa will install five G114-2.1 MW turbines towards the end of this year for commissioning in March 2017.
Finally, the company will supply four G97-2.1 MW turbines at another development in Brittany which is also slated for commissioning in 2017.
In Italy, Gamesa has secured a contract for the supply of 10 G114-2.1 MW and three G114-2.0 MW turbines at a wind facility being developed in the south.
In Greece, it has been contracted to install 12 G52-850 kW turbines at a wind farm located in the island of Eubea.
The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market accounted for 27% of Gamesa's sales in the first quarter of 2016, up from 17% in the same period of 2015.