Gamesa firms 214MW Brazil orders

Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa has signed firm agreements with two Brazilian power providers over the delivery of machines with a combined capacity of 214MW.

Gamesa will supply and install 166MW to Companhia de Energias Renováveis (CER) and 48MW to Eletrosul, a unit of national power company Eletrobras.

A agreement with CER includes the manufacturing, supply, transport, installation and commissioning of 83 of its G97-2.0 model, as well as civil works at the Assuruá I, Assuruá VI, Capoeiras I, Capoeiras II, Curral de Pedras III and Curral de Pedras IV wind farms that form part of the Xique-Xique II complex in Bahia state.

CER in December had already announced the construction of the Xique-Xique wind complex and confirmed Gamesa as its turbines supplier as Recharge had reported.

The contract with Eletrosul is over the supply and commissioning of 24 of Gamesa's G114-2.0 MW turbines at the Coxilha Seca and the Capao Inglês e Galpoes wind farms at the Cerro Chato complex in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.

"This is the first Brazilian order for the G114-2.0 MW turbine, a new model designed to yield more power at lower cost at low and medium wind speed sites," Gamesa says.

Delivery of the turbines is planned during this year, with commissioning expected for the second half of 2015.