Gamesa has achieved an important milestone in its sales and product strategy, having secured the first order for its G128-5.0 MW turbine in the Latin American market.
Specifically, the company has been contracted by Transantartic Energia and Chile’s Bosques de Chiloe to build the San Pedro II wind farm on the Chilean island of Chiloé, under a turnkey arrangement. The facility will be equipped with 13 (65 MW) of its G128-5.0 MW turbines.
“This contract marks an important milestone in our product strategy: not only is it the first order for the 5-MW platform in Latin America but it is also the largest supply order received to date for this product”, highlighted Hipólito Suárez, Managing Director for Mexico & Latam.
Gamesa will handle all of the steps needed to develop the facility, from the civil works and electrical installation to the transportation, installation and commissioning of the turbines. The turbines are slated for delivery during the second quarter of 2016 and the wind farm is expected to be commissioned during the early months of 2017.
Development of this wind farm poses a significant logistics and construction challenge for Gamesa due its location on a mountainous site, on an island moreover, coupled with the scale of the turbines, with a rotor diameter of 128 meters and a tower height of 95 meters. To this end, the company will tap its experience assembling other facilities, including phase one of this development – San Pedro I, equipped with 18 G90-2.0 MW turbines – and the maiden 5-MW turbines installed in Finland. In addition, the G128-5.0 MW turbines feature Innoblade, patented technology that enables the manufacture of the blades in two segments for assembly when the facility is being fitted in order to facilitate the transportation and installation of the turbines.
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