Siemens Gamesa has secured a new wind-turbine order in Spain. The contact is for Cepsa’s first ever wind farm, a project with which the Spanish energy player is diversifying its business into the renewables arena.
The wind farm, which is being developed in Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz), will be equipped with 11 of the firm’s G114-2.625 MW turbines for total capacity of close to 29 MW. Siemens Gamesa has also been engaged to operate and maintain the facility for five years. The wind farm is due to come on-stream towards the end of this year.
Having installed 13,000 MW nationwide to date, Siemens Gamesa is currently Spain’s number-one OEM, with a market share of over 55%. In addition, the company services more than 7,500 MW of turbines in Spain. Specifically, the company has installed close to 2 GW in Andalusia, which is almost 60% of the region’s installed base.
Spain is also home to the company’s main R&D centre as well as one of its global production and supply hubs.