Gamesa Enters Uruguayan Wind Power Market

Wind energy in Uruguay: Gamesa to supply 50 MW of wind turbines to Abengoa. Gamesa will supply wind turbines to Abengoa for a wind farm. Abengoa is a large renewable energy company, present in the concentrating. solar power and wind power.

Gamesa will deliver 25 of its G90-2.0 MW wind turbines for a wind farm project in Peralta and provide operation and maintenance services for 20 years.

Another 186 MW has been ordered during the first four months of the year in LATAM and the Southern Cone, in Brazil, Mexico and the Dominican Republic

Gamesa, a global technology leader in the wind energy industry, is set to venture into a new market by signing its first deal to supply wind turbines in Uruguay.

Gamesa will deliver 25 of its G90-2.0 MW wind turbines to a 50-MW wind farm which Abengoa, via companies Teyma and Inabensa, is developing in Peralta, in the department of Tacuarembó.

Gamesa will produce the wind turbines this year at its manufacturing wind power plants in the United States, with transport, assembly and start-up scheduled for 2013. Additionally, Gamesa will perform operation and maintenance (O&M) services on the machines for 20 years.

"This wind power project is a new milestone for Gamesa: it heralds its entry into a new market, Uruguay, which offers appealing growth prospects, and marks our launch in a new country, just a year and a half after we began doing business in the Mercosur region," said Edgard Corrochano, Gamesa’s Mercosur Commercial & Project Manager.

Orders for 236 MW in four months in LATAM and the Southern Cone

Latin America and Mercosur have become leading growth wind power markets for Gamesa in the short- and medium-term.

Apart from the 50 MW contract in Uruguay, Gamesa’s orders during the first four months of the year totalled 186 MW in Brazil, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Gamesa has a sizeable presence in Latin America and Southern Cone countries, such as Mexico, Brazil, Honduras and the Dominican Republic; the company in 2011 boosted its sales there by 3.8 times, and the region accounted for 15% of its total sales.

By José Santamarta,