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Siemens Gamesa boosts Spanish market pole position

The manufacturer has won orders to install close to 200MW across seven wind farms in Spain

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has won orders to install close to 200MW across seven wind farms in Spain, which the German-Spanish turbine OEM says reaffirms its leading position in the Iberian country.

Most of the orders are for the supply of the manufacturer’s SG 3.4-132 model (42 turbines in total), although it will also install 16 SG 2.6-114 turbines and five SG 2.6-126 machines.

The agreements for the wind farms in the Spanish provinces of Navarre, Valladolid, Zaragoza, Málaga and Cádiz include operation and maintenance services.

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SGRE claims its turbines account for more than 55% of the installed fleet in Spain, a market that is in full recovery following the tendering of several gigawatts in capacity in recent years to revive what was once one of Europe’s leading markets.

Since the end of 2017, the turbine maker has already sold 1.2GW in capacity in Spain.

Most of the blades for the turbines now ordered will be manufactured in the plants at Aoiz (Navarre, Spain), As Somozas (Galicia, Spain) and Tangier (Morocco). All the nacelles will be produced at the Ágreda plant in Soria, Spain.

The orders in detail:

SGRE will supply 12 turbines (32MW) to Alfanar Energy: nine SG 2.6-114 turbines for the La Escalereta II farm in Málaga, and three SG 2.6-114 machines for the La Estancia wind farm in Cádiz.

In this case, the company will operate the farms and provide maintenance services for 20 years.

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The company has also reached an agreement with Villar Mir Energía for the turnkey construction of the Tablares (12MW) and El Sotillo (15MW) wind farms in Zaragoza.

Siemens Gamesa will also deliver six SG 3.4-132 wind turbines to Grupo Jorge for a 21MW wind farm in Pedrola, Zaragoza, and will provide maintenance services for 10 years.

The manufacturer has also signed an agreement with Falck Renewables to supply four SG 2.6-114 turbines (11MW) for the Carrecastro wind farm in the Valladolid municipalities of Tordesillas and Velilla.

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