Gamesa recently signed a contract with Heritage Sustainable Energy for the supply of 30 MW as part of phase two of the Big Turtle wind farm, located in northeast Michigan (US). The agreement also encompasses the provision of O&M services for 12 years.
Under the terms of the contract, Gamesa will handle the transportation, installation, and commissioning of 14 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines. Delivery of the turbines is set to begin in August 2016, with the facility slated for commissioning in October of that year.
The supply of these turbines will mark the completion of the 50-MW Big Turtle wind farm for which Gamesa already installed 10 G114-2.0 MW turbines in 2014.
Big Turtle is the wind farm through which this new turbine model was introduced to the U.S. market. It has since become a benchmark because of its ability to harness more energy at a lower cost at low and medium-wind speed sites. Gamesa has since signed orders for the supply of over 600 MW of this make (between both the 2.0 MW and 2.1 MW versions) in the U.S. alone.
Gamesa has installed over 4,100 MW at various U.S. wind farms to date. The global orderbook for this product stands at over 2,000 MW.
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