- The company will deliver 25 G97-2.0 MW turbines for a wind farm being built in Shandong province.
- The turbines are specially designed for low wind sites.
Zamudio, Spain, 27-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has signed an agreement to supply 49.3 MW to the Chinese company CGN Wind Energy, subsidiary of general Nuclear Power Group, for the Chengdingsha wind farm being built in Shandong province. This region is one of the main markets of Gamesa in China, where it has already supply 206 MW in several projects.
The scope of the agreement calls for the installation and commissioning of 25 G97-2.0 MW. The delivery is scheduled for July of 2014 and the wind farm is expected to be finished by the end of year 2014.
The G97-2.0 MW class III wind turbine -designed specifically for low-wind sites- is a standard-bearer in the sector thanks to its low power density. This product contributes to one of the company’s top priorities: significantly cutting the cost of energy (CoE) of Gamesa’s low and medium wind speed products. This turbine is part of Gamesa’s 2.0-2.5 MW platform, with more than 16,000 MW installed worldwide and an average fleet availability running at over 98%.
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, the company develops turbines to fit its customers’ needs, not only low-wind sites turbines, but also speed wind turbines -as the extreme winds on the coastal area of Fujian- (G90-2.0 MW CI) and very high altitude turbines adapted to the low air density and low temperature environment (G97-2.0 MW CII) which can be found in the Yunnan-Guizhou provinces beyond 2000 meters altitude.
Gamesa in China
This new contract reinforces the commercial relationship between Gamesa and CGN Wind Energy (former Guangdong Nuclear), dating back to the year of 2009. Since then, Gamesa has signed contracts accounting for 106 MW with this utility in Shandong, Liaoning and Heilongjiang provinces.
Gamesa operates in China as a turbine manufacturer and wind farm developer, a competitive advantage it strengthens through joint ventures with the country’s major power companies. Gamesa has presence in China from 2000, where it has installed more than 3,510 MW and maintains 900 MW. Gamesa has a pipeline of more than 6,000 MW.