Jul 22, 2014 - Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa (BME:GAM) said Tuesday it had signed two new contracts in Brazil to supply a total 214 MW to renewable energy developer Companhia de Energias Renovaveis (CER) and state-owned utility Eletrosul.
For CER, Gamesa will deliver and install 83 of its G97-2.0 MW turbines at six projects which secured off-take contracts at Brazil's A-5 power auction last year. The 166 MW of wind farms, named Assurua I and VI, Capoeiras I and II and Curral de Pedras III and IV, are part of the Xique-Xique II complex in Bahia state.
Gamesa previously secured another 68-MW order from CER for the same complex.
The order from Eletrosul, a unit of Brazil's federal power holding company Eletrobras (BVMF:ELET6), comprises 24 units of the G114-2.0 MW model for the Coxilha Seca, Capao do Ingles and Galpoes wind plants in Rio Grande do Sul. The turbines, the first of this model sold in Brazil, will be delivered during 2014.
Until now, Gamesa has obtained orders for a total 1,968 MW in Brazil, one of its priority markets in the short and medium term. Additionally, the company has installed over 2,000 MW in other Latin American countries, such as Mexico, Honduras, Uruguay and Argentina.
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