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Spain's Gamesa in 128MW wind turbine supply deal for Brazil

Spanish firm will install and maintain 2.0MW turbines for wind farm complex in Rio Grande do Norte state

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The agreement will see Gamesa manufacture, supply, transport and install its turbines for the Brazilian wind farm in Rio Grande do Norte state

Spanish firm Gamesa has signed an agreement in Brazil to supply 128MW of its turbines to a wind farm complex in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. The wind farm is being developed by Gestamp Wind, the wind energy subsidiary of Gestamp Renewables, in Lagoa Nova, Northeast Brazil.

The development encompasses five wind farms: Santana I (20MW), Santana II and III (30MW apiece), Lanchinha (28MW) and Pelado (20MW). The scope of the agreement includes the manufacture, supply, transport, installation and commissioning of 64 G97 wind turbines, as well as the complex's foundations civil works. The turbines, which each have a capacity of 2.0MW, are scheduled for delivery over the course of next year. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned at the end of 2014.  Gamesa will also maintain and service the wind farm for 10 years.

The supply agreement follows Gamesa signing contracts with other Brazilian energy companies. This includes a 210MW agreement with Casa dos Ventos Energias Renováveis, to supply turbines for the Chapada wind farm, being developed in Chapada do Araripe in the state of Piauí.

Gamesa said the supply agreement further reinforces the company’s position as Brazil’s leading wind power manufacturer.

“Gamesa has secured supply contracts for over 1,000MW in Brazil, in less than two years, reinforcing its presence as a leading wind turbine manufacturer in the country,” the company said.

In September 2013, Gamesa had already installed 394MW of capacity in Brazil, one of the company's priority markets in the short and medium term.

Supply wind agreement in Turkey

In the past week Gamesa and Gestamp Wind have also entered into another agreement under which the former will supply the latter 10MW in Turkey. The company will install and commission five G90-2.0 MW turbines at the Adares wind farm, which Gestamp is developing in a joint venture with Faik Celik in Selçuk, in the province of Izmir. Gamesa will also maintain the wind turbines for 10 years. The wind farm is slated for completion during the second half of 2014.