Gamesa has concluded implementation of its Energy Thrust program for a French utility at 28 wind farms located in Spain, Portugal, France, and Poland. This upgrade suite, which boosts average turbine output by up to 5%, has been installed in Gamesa-made turbines from its 850-kW and 2-MW platforms with total capacity of 872 MW.
Energy Thrust enables adaptation of wind turbines to specific site conditions, boosting the volume of power delivered to the grid in all wind conditions, improving the efficiency and performance of Gamesa’s entire fleet in the process.
The additional energy is obtained through the ideal adaptation of each turbine to the specific wind conditions of its location, therby improving efficiency and therefore the profitability of the Gamesa fleet.
Gamesa developed Energy Thrust to make its 660-kW, 850-kW and 2.0-MW platforms more efficient. Thanks to this system, endorsed by the independent assurance provider DNV-GL and already installed in 1,967 turbines (3,445 MW) in operation in 14 countries, turbine output is increased by up to 5% on average.
In tandem, Gamesa has entered into an agreement with a power utility for the renewal of its operations and maintenance services covering 305 MW of installed capacity. As a result, the company will continue to service 286 turbines from its 850-kW and 2-MW platforms located in several wind farms in Spain and Portugal.
Gamesa‘s end-to-end proposition in the wind power industry is rounded out by its operations and maintenance (O&M) services area which maintains over 22,300 MW in some 35 countries.
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