Gamesa has signed its first contract with Votorantim Energia, this Brazilian group’s energy arm, for the supply, transportation, installation and commissioning of 98, G114-2.0 MW turbines at seven wind farms located in the state of Piauí, in eastern Brazil. These turbines will be equipped with Gamesa’s MaxPower technology, which increases their nominal capacity from 2.0 MW to 2.1 MW, thereby boosting output from 196 MW to 205.8 MW.
In addition, Gamesa will maintain these seven wind farms for the next five years. The turbines are slated for delivery in 2017 ahead of the facility’s scheduled commissioning at the end of the year.
This new order further endorses the success of the company’s new turbine, the G114-2.0 MW, in this market: this turbine, nearly 500 MW of which has already been installed in Brazil, is designed to harness more energy at a lower cost at low and medium wind speed sites, making it particularly suited to the country’s low turbulent winds.