Gamesa to build three wind farms in Castile-Leon for a local wind power developer

Gamesa will spearhead execution of the electrical installations and the civil engineering work as well as the assembly, installation, start-up and maintenance of the wind turbines

Gamesa has signed an agreement with Esquilvent, a wind power developer from Castile-Leon for the construction of three wind farms with aggregate wind energy capacity of 140.6 MW in the town of Ampudia in Palencia (Castile-Leon, Spain).

The contract encompasses execution of the wind farms’ electrical installations and the civil engineering work as well as the supply, assembly, installation, start-up and maintenance of 75 Gamesa G90 wind turbines. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will operate the wind farm and provide maintenance services for a five-year period.

Gamesa plans to start to build the wind energy plant immediately, work which should be completed between the end of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011.

This transaction comes on the heels of another two agreements in force between Gamesa and companies of the same group for the installation of another 62 MW between two wind farms in Valladolid (Castile-Leon), facilities which are already under construction. New agreements are expected to be close with the same developer in the near future for the construction of several wind farms.

Gamesa has a significant presence in the region of Castile-Leon, where it has installed over 2,500 MW of capacity to date, 350 MW of which it developed itself.

With more than 15 years’ experience, Gamesa is a world leader in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind turbines, with more than 18,000 MW installed in 20 countries of 4 continents.

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, the USA, China and India, and 4,400 MW of annual manufacturing capacity, Gamesa has an international workforce of more than 6,300 people.