Gamesa, a global technology wind energy provider, has landed a new order for the supply of 298 MW to the El Cabo wind complex in New Mexico. The project is being developed by Avangrid Renewables, part of the Iberdrola Group.
The order, one of the largest ever secured by Gamesa, encompasses the delivery of 142 G114-2.1 MW turbines. Delivery of the turbines is due to begin in March of next year, and they are expected to be commissioned starting in June 2017.
Once operational, the El Cabo wind complex will be capable of meeting the energy needs of over 200,000 households, while preventing the emission of around 447,000 tonnes of CO2 (equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions of some 149,000 cars in one year).
Avangrid Renewables is one of the largest power utilities in the U.S., and the result of the merger of Iberdrola USA and UIL Holdings Corporation. This contract reinforces Gamesa’s positioning in the United States, where it has already installed 4,338 MW and is one of the leading OEMs.
Gamesa recently signed a binding agreement to merge with Siemens’ wind business.
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