COMSA EMTE and Gamesa join forces to bid for Catalan wind power tender

COMSA EMTE and Gamesa have sealed an agreement to bid jointly for the wind power tender launched by the Department of Finance of the regional government of Catalonia. The purpose of the consortium formed by the two companies is to obtain a significant share of the wind farm capacity (MW) tendered in the various Priority Development Zones established.

COMSA EMTE brings to bear its track record in the wind power sector where the group is active in the development, construction, operation and maintenance segments in Spain and Poland.

For its part, Gamesa contributes more than 15 years’ experience in the development, construction and operation of wind farms. To date the company has developed 213 MW of wind power in Catalonia, of which 102 MW has already been built and commissioned and another 50 MW is slated to come on stream throughout the rest of the year. In addition, Gamesa is the leading player in Spain and a global benchmark in the design, manufacture and maintenance of wind turbines.

COMSA EMTE is the second largest unlisted Spanish group in the infrastructures and technology sector. The group has a turnover of more than €2 billion, over 9,000 employees and has a presence in 13 countries. COMSA EMTE mainly operates in four fields: Infrastructures, Environment, Services and Logistics, Engineering and Systems and Concessions and Renewable Energy.

In the field of Renewable Energy COMSA EMTE concentrates on the development, operation and maintenance of special system energy generation facilities. Its projects are put in place through COMSA EMTE Renovables, its subsidiaries and other investee companies, and at present focus on wind energy, solar photovoltaic energy and biomass.

Gamesa operates in Cataluña since 1999, where it has promoted 25% of the total installed capacity.

With more than 15 years’ experience in the market, Gamesa is a world leader in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind turbines, with the installation of more than 18,000 MW throughout the world.

The company is also a global benchmark in the market for the development, construction and sale of wind farms, with more than 3,500 MW installed and a wind farm portfolio 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.