The Spanish wind energy company has its North American headquarters in Middletown and a wind power manufacturing facility in Falls. The collaboration would focus on three areas: developing new wind turbine components and rotors for the U.S. wind farm market; researching and testing new control strategies; and devising models for offshore wind farm developments in U.S. coastal waters.
"Wind energy is going to continue to play a key role in creating a stronger and more sustainable American economy," Miguel Angel Gonzalez-Posada, vice president of technology for Gamesa North America, said in a statement. "This partnership is an exciting venture that showcases Gamesa’s commitment to enhanced clean energy development, as well as our drive to deliver the most reliable, efficient and cost-effective wind turbine technologies to the U.S. marketplace."