Gamesa, a global technology provider in wind energy, has achieved an important milestone in its sales and product strategy. The company has secured the first order for its new G132-3.465 MW wind turbine, which guarantees the lowest cost of energy across a broad spectrum of sites.
The order was placed by a large power utility in Mexico for the supply of 198 MW at one of its new wind developments. Gamesa has been contracted to install 57 of its G132-3.465 MW turbines.
Offering the most compelling cost of energy in its segment, the G132-3.465 MW, part of the company’s 3.3-MW platform, guarantees maximum output at medium and medium-low wind speed sites. This turbine comes in four different tower heights, ranging from 84 to 134 meters, so that it can be tailored for each region’s specific requirements and wind ranges.
Moreover, this new turbine’s blade, which is made from fiberglass and spans 64.5 m, features a new family of aerodynamic edges which increase annual output while minimizing noise emissions. As a result of this combination of technologies, this model delivers 50% and 30% more energy than the G114-2.0 MW and G114-2.5 MW (similar turbines for class II winds), respectively.
These turbines contribute to the effort to contain climate change: a wind farm equipped with a similar number of turbines generates enough power to supply a town of around 300,000 inhabitants. The first prototype was installed at the R&D facility in Alaiz, Navarra at the end of the summer, while serial production is scheduled to begin in 2017.
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