Gamesa: new high-volume orders from Brazil

Gamesa, the Spanish turbine manufacturer, has sold a further 129 wind turbines for a total of ten wind farms in Brazil. The company signed a contract with Santa Vitória do Palmar Holding for the delivery and installation of the G97 2.0 MW turbines in mid-September. In addition, Gamesa was commissioned to supply operation and maintenance services for the turbines for a period of 20 years The total order volume for Gamesa amounts to some €340 million.

The wind farms will be built in the state of Río Grande do Sul in southern Brazil. The installation of the first turbines is slated to begin at the end of next year. The wind farms are scheduled for completion by the first quarter of 2014.

The contract is a significant milestone for Gamesa for several reasons. It is one of Brazil’s largest-ever orders for wind turbines, and it is the first contract the company has signed with a subsidiary of the country’s national power company Eletrobras. “This order underscores Gamesa's commitment to the Brazilian wind market, which has priority status in our global development plans,” said Edgard Corrochano, Gamesa’s Mercosur Regional Director. “We continue to make progress in Brazil with a business strategy combining our global leadership with local know-how.”

Katharina Garus

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