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Fujian Energy selects 48MW of Gamesa turbines for China wind farm

Spanish firm Gamesa further builds its profile in BRIC countries after China power firm orders turbines for wind farm in Fujian Province

Gamesa said the turbines are specifically designed for high-speed winds, such as in China’s Fujian Province

Fujian Energy has selected turbines from Spain’s Gamesa totalling 48MW to build a wind farm in South East China. The Spanish manufacturer will supply its turbines to Chinese power firm Fujian Energy to build the wind farm in Fujian Province on China’s south east coast. The news comes days after Gamesa announced it will deliver 144MW of turbines for six wind farms in Brazil, marking the firm’s growing position as a leading wind power supplier to the BRIC countries.

Gamesa will deliver 24 G90-2.0MW turbines for the Chinese wind farm. The Spanish manufacturer said the turbines are specifically designed for high-speed winds, such as those in China’s Fujian Province.

Gamesa said: “These wind turbines have specially been designed taking into consideration the special winds on this coastal area of Fujian, with extreme wind speed of 70m/s and frequently affected by typhoon.”

The Spanish company will supply 24 G90-2.0 MW class I turbines for the Fujian Energy wind farm, starting from the end of September this year. The wind farm is expected to be finished by the end of 2014.

Gamesa said it fits its wind turbines to meet market demands, such as the low air density areas in high land regions of China.     

“In China, the company develop turbines to fit its customers' needs, not only speed wind turbines, but also very high altitude turbines adapted to the low air density and low temperature environment, which can be found in the Yunnan-Guizhou provinces beyond 2,000m altitude,” Gamesa said.

Gamesa expanded into China’s wind market in 2000. It has since installed more than 3,500MW in the BRIC country and maintains 880MW. Latest supply agreements for the manufacturer to the BRIC country include a 49.3MW turbine deal for a wind farm in East China in March this year.