Gamesa targets up to 15% of world offshore wind market in 2020
Sep 22, 2011 - Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa (MCE:GAM) expects to achieve a share of between 10% and 15% in the global offshore wind market in 2020, the firm told the Spanish stock market regulator CNMV yesterday.
Moreover, Gamesa confirmed its plans to invest EUR 150 million (USD 202.1m) by 2014 to set up a global centre for its offshore wind activity in the UK.
When the centre's establishment was first announced, in October 2010, Gamesa also said it would open a wind turbine blade producing plant and a research and development facility for offshore wind energy technology. The projects will lead to the creation of 1,000 direct and 800 indirect jobs.
Gamesa will develop its offshore port logistics operations from different ports in the UK, around which it will also install its wind turbine operation and maintenance services.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.347)