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Spain’s Gamesa to supply 49.3MW turbines for East China wind farm

China firm CGN Wind Energy selects turbines from Spanish firm Gamesa to build Chengdingsha wind farm in Shandong province

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Gamesa’s agreement with CGN Wind Energy includes installing and commissioning 25 of its 2.0MW turbines to Shandong in China

Over 49MW of turbines from Spanish firm Gamesa will be used to build a wind farm in East China, the company has announced. Gamesa, which is based in Spain, has signed an agreement to supply 49.3MW of its turbines to Chinese company CGN Wind Energy for the Chengdingsha wind farm, which is being constructed in East China’s Shandong province.

CGN Wind Energy is a subsidiary of general Nuclear Power Group. The scope of Gamesa’s agreement with CGN Wind Energy calls for the installation and commissioning of 25 G97-2.0MW wind turbines. Delivery of the turbines is scheduled for July 2014, with the Chengdingsha wind farm expected to be finished by the end of the year.

The G97-2.0MW wind turbine is part of Gamesa's 2.0-2.5MW platform. More than 16,000MW of the wind turbine are installed worldwide. Gamesa said the G97-2.0 MW class III turbine is designed specifically for low-wind sites and is a “standard-bearer” in the sector thanks to its low power density. The wind turbine also contributes to one of Gamesa’s top priorities to cut energy costs, the company said.

The Shandong region is one of Gamesa’s main wind power markets in China, where it has already supply 206MW for several projects. Gamesa said the new contract also reinforces the commercial relationship between the Spanish turbine company and CGN Wind Energy, which dates back to 2009. Since then, Gamesa has signed contracts accounting for 106MW with the utility in Shandong, Liaoning and Heilongjiang provinces, which accommodate climate conditions, such as extreme winds.

Gamesa said: “Thanks to its technology innovations and its comprehensive knowledge of the wind energy industry, Gamesa fits its wind turbines generator to the market demands. In China, we develop turbines to fit customers' needs, not only low-wind sites turbines, but also speed wind turbines.”

In addition to China, Gamesa is playing a key role in developing wind farms across the BRIC countries this year. This includes supplying 128MW of turbines to a wind farm complex in Brazil state of Rio Grande do Norte.