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Chinese utility selects Spanish turbines to build 49MW wind farm

Gamesa to supply 58 turbines to Guangdong Nuclear Group for wind plant in Shandong Province

Gamesa has signed 350MW wind power projects with Guangdong Nuclear in China since 2009

Spanish technology is being used to build a wind farm in China. Spanish wind firm Gamesa has signed a deal to supply 49.3MW of capacity, which is 58 of its 850kW wind turbines, to firm China Guangdong Nuclear Wind Energy for the wind farm located in Shandong Province of the BRIC country.

The wind farm is under construction and is expected to be connected to the grid at the end of this year.

Gamesa said: “We operate in China as a turbine manufacturer and wind farm developer, a competitive advantage it strengthens through joint ventures with the country's major power companies (at a global and provincial level), thanks to its comprehensive knowledge of the wind energy industry.”

The cooperation between Gamesa and Guangdong Nuclear dates back to the year of 2009. Since then, Gamesa has signed 350MW projects with this utility in Shandong, Liaoning and Heilongjiang provinces. China Guangdong Nuclear has widely used Gamesa 850kW and Gamesa 2.0MW wind turbines.

Gamesa has operated in China since 2000, installing more than 3,000 turbines at more than 60 sites across the country. As a wind farm developer, the company's joint development pipeline in China now totals around 3,000MW.

Other EU wind technology which has been used to develop wind farms in China this year includes turbines from Vestas. The Danish company received a 50MW order from Longyuan, one of China’s largest wind energy developers, to build the country’s Qiulu wind farm in the Fujian province last March.