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UK renewables specialist signs same day deals with Spanish and Danish wind giants

RES announces deals with Vestas and Gamesa to develop wind plants in the UK

RES has signed deals with Vestas and Gamesa
RES has signed deals with Vestas and Gamesa

 A UK renewables firm is working with two major EU wind firms to develop wind power plants in the country. UK renewables specialist, RES, has announced that Spanish wind giant Gamesa is to supply a 10.2 MW capacity of turbines for their Meikle Carewe Wind Farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. On the same day, RES also signed a deal with Danish firm Vestas for the Tallentire Wind Farm, near Cockermouth in Cumbria. Both deals include a 10 year service contract for the respective farms. 

Javier Perea, commercial, project and offshore managing director of Gamesa, said: "RES has considered our G52-850 kW the best solution for this project and we foresee relevant opportunities for our G5X platform in this market."

RES said it is exploiting the different technologies the two EU firms offer. Gamesa will be supplying 12 G52-850 kW machines for the plant in Scotland; whereas the Vestas deal in Cumbria involves six V80 2 MW machines. 

The company said: “Every wind farm is different; we choose the most appropriate turbine for that location and the site specific requirements.” 

About working with Vestas, Ted Picken, RES construction director, said: "RES and Vestas have been successfully working together for the last 20 years; and this will be our 18th project in the UK and Ireland. We are delighted to be working with Vestas again and continuing this relationship at Tallentire Wind Farm."

Picken added about working with Gamesa: "This significant milestone marks the first collaboration between RES and Gamesa in the UK.  We are confident that Gamesa will work with RES to continue our strong history of completing projects safely and on time."

Construction at Meikle Carawe began in early June, and will begin mid-July for the plant at Tallentire, Cumbria.