Gamesa enters Philippine wind energy market supplying 54 MW

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, is adding a new market to its geographic footprint, having signed an agreement to supply 54 MW of turbines to the San Lorenzo wind farm being constructed by Japan’s Kanematsu Corporation in Guimaras Island for Trans Asia Renewable Energy, one of the country’s leading independent energy producers.

Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will handle the supply, assembly and commissioning of 27 of its G90-2.0 MW turbines at the facility. In addition, Gamesa will maintain the wind farm for six years, with option for renewal. The turbines are slated for delivery over the course of 2014 and the project is expected to be fully commissioned by the end of next year.

According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the Philippines had by the end of 2011 a cumulative installed wind capacity of 33 MW and it is expected to install 200 MW until 2015.

By entering this new market, Gamesa is consolidating its presence in Asia, where it is already active in several countries (China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan and South Korea) in its capacity as both technology provider – supplying and maintaining wind turbines – and wind farm developer. In total, the company has installed 2,655 MW of its turbines in the region, while it maintains a further 2,700 MW and has developed more than 1,200 MW.