Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has received a new order1 for the supply of 65 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines at the Babilonia wind complex being developed in the town of Morro do Chapéu, in Bahia state.
Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will transport, install and commission the 65 turbines (136.5 MW). Delivery of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin at the end of 2017, while the facility is slated for commissioning during the second half of 2018. In addition, Gamesa will maintain these turbines for the first five years.
Gamesa’s G114-2.1 MW turbine is designed to yield more power at lower cost at low and medium wind speed sites, which is why it is particularly suitable for the low-turbulence wind conditions encountered in Brazil. The Brazilian orderbook for this turbine is already approaching the 1-GW mark.
This new order evidences the company’s solid positioning in Brazil, an important market in which the company has entrenched itself as the number two OEM. According to MAKE Consultancy, Gamesa tripled its presence in this market in 2015, increasing its market share from 10% in 2014 to 29%.
1Contract signed during the first quarter of 2016.