The new wind turbines Gamesa G10X-4.5 MW has been chosen as one of the top 100 ideas of the year by the business magazine ‘Actualidad Económica’.
This publication chooses, once a year, the companies that make a huge innovation effort and also highlights the projects that improves socioeconomic conditions.
Wind turbines Gamesa G10X-4.5 MW is the company’s most ambitious project ever and the land-based wind energy industry’s most powerful product to date. Gamesa is currently engaged in the marketing and installation of the first pre-series of this product.
With installed capacity of 4.5 MW, the turbine offers lower energy costs and ease of transport and installation similar to that of a 2.0 MW turbine. The wind turbine has a 128-diameter rotor and a 120-metre hybrid tower made of cement and steel.
The energy generated by each Gamesa G10X-4.5 MW wind turbine helps to produce an environmentally-benign energy supply by preventing harmful atmospheric emissions.
Each wind turbine is capable of generating enough electricity to power 3,169 households for a year, replace nearly 1,000 tonnes of petroleum equivalent (TPE) annually and avoid 6,750 tonnes of atmospheric CO2 emissions per year.
The Gamesa G10X-4.5 MW’s development equates to five years of operation: a five-year validation programme, testing of the system’s 350 components, 75 certified laboratories worldwide and validation of all components and sub-components.
The wind turbine offers technological innovations not seen on the wind power market until now, based on design and validation concepts comparable to those in industries such as aeronautics.
Over 15 years of experience in energy technologies, primarily wind power, Gamesa is the No. 1 in wind turbine design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance in Spain, and one of the largest in the world.
Gamesa has installed more than 18,000 MW of wind farm capacity worldwide. The annual equivalent of this energy output amounts to more than 4 million tons of petroleum (TEP) per year and prevents the emission into the atmosphere of nearly 27 million tons of CO2 per year.
Gamesa is also one of the world’s leading companies in the development, construction and sale of wind farms, with more than 3,500 MW installed and a wind farm project pipeline totalling 22,000 MW at varying stages of development in Europe, America and Asia.
With 30 manufacturing facilities in Europe, USA, China and India, and 4,400 MW of annual manufacturing capacity, Gamesa has an international workforce of more than 6,300 people.