Gamesa wins 54MW Philippines order

Spanish wind group Gamesa will equip the first wind project undertaken by Kanematsu, a 54MW plant in the Philippines, the Japanese trading firm said in a statement.

Gamesa will supply 27 2MW turbines for the ¥10bn yen ($102.4m) project on Guimaras Island.

Kanematsu and Philippines-based independent power producer Trans Asia Renewable Energy will complete the project in late 2014.

Commercial and state-backed lenders will provide financing.

The Philippines has seen several wind projects announced already this year, with Gamesa's rival manufacturers Vestas and Siemens both winning business in the nation.

Tokyo-based Kanematsu claims a renewable energy capacity, including solar and geothermal projects, of about 530MW in emerging markets such as the Philippines, Indonesia and Costa Rica.

Kanematsu will also lay about three kilometres of undersea transmission lines, supplied by J-Power Systems, a joint venture between Sumitomo Electric Industries and Hitachi Metals, to the adjacent, larger Philippines island of Panay, according to reports.