Gamesa seals 200MW China wind turbine order from Huadian

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has won an order to supply 200MW of capacity to Huadian New Energy Development in China.

The agreement foresees Gamesa supplying and installing 100 of its G90-2MW turbines in 2011 and 2012 in northern Inner Mongolia.

Gamesa is close to completing construction of a new factory in Inner Mongolia, to add to its six manufacturing plants in Tanjin and Jilin provinces, and signed a framework agreement for 300MW of capacity with Huadian in February.

The signing of the new deal was timed to coincide with a visit to Spain by Liu Qi, deputy director of China’s National Energy Administrator (NEA), and executives from its "big four" energy companies – Huadian itself plus Longyuan Electric Power, Datang Renewable Power and Guangdong Nuclear Wind Power.

As well as meeting with government officials, the Chinese delegation visited Gamesa’s Aoiz manufacturing plant, where the company is producing blades for its new G10X-4.5MW turbine.

Gamesa chief executive Jorge Calvet toldRecharge recently that the company intends to erect its first G10X prototype in China – three are already up in Spain – during the second quarter of next year.

China accounted for 20% of Gamesa’s total sales as of June 2011. It has a joint project portfolio with local companies that totals 2.9GW.

Gamesa signed an agreement with Longyuan earlier this year that will see it supply turbines for the Chinese company’s planned international expansion, while giving it access to its development pipeline.