Gamesa, a global wind-energy technology provider, has now installed 1,000 wind turbines in Brazil. Gamesa entered the market six years ago and has since become the number-two turbine OEM in Brazil with a market share of 17%, according to the MAKE Consultancy ranking.
These turbines, which imply total installed capacity of 2 GW, are sufficient to cover the electricity demands of a city the size of Munich (Germany), while also preventing the emission of around three million tonnes of CO2 each year. That’s the equivalent to the amount produced by one million cars in one year.
“Lifting our installed capacity to 2 GW is an important achievement which endorses the Gamesa way of doing things,” said Edgard Corrochano, Director of Gamesa Brazil. “We are proud to notch up successes like this, together with our customers, and to contribute in parallel to the growth of wind power in Brazil — a market with a huge potential which has set itself the goal of increasing installed capacity to 18 GW in 2019.”
This 1,000-turbine record was attained after the Campo dos Ventos and São Benedito wind complexes, operated by CPFL Renováveis, were commissioned.
The company also services close to 2 GW for various customers under O&M agreements. Brazil, where the company has a staff of 500, contributes one-fifth of Gamesa’s turbine sales.
“By comparison with other markets, the major advantage of Brazilian’s energy sector is the visibility into future demand thanks to regulatory stability and pre-defined capacity targets. To guarantee that the sector’s production chain continues to run smoothly, at least 3 GW of wind power needs to be put out to tender each year”, explains Corrochano.
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