Wind Energy in China: Gamesa to supply wind turbines for a wind farm

Gamesa will install 32 of its G97-2.0 MW wind turbines for CGN and 24 of the same model for Everbright.



Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has further consolidated its Chinese presence with two new supply contracts. The first is a new contract with CGN Wind Energy, a subsidiary of China’s General Nuclear Power Group, for the supply of 64 MW; the second is with Everbright, a subsidiary of Chinese renewable energy specialist Everbright Group, for the supply of 48 MW.

The scope of the agreement with CGN encompasses the supply and installation of 32 of Gamesa’s G97-2.0 MW turbines, specifically configured for high-altitude locations, at the Yangchajie wind complex located in the province of Yunnan, in southeast China. The turbines are slated for delivery in January 2015, while the facility is expected to be commissioned in March 2015.

This is the third agreement reached between Gamesa and CGN so far this year, the parties having already signed contracts covering the supply of another 150 MW in 2014, 100 MW of which for the first phase of the Yangchajie wind farm.

Elsewhere, the agreement with Everbright includes the supply and installation of 24 G97-2.0 MW turbines at the Zhaojiashan wind farm in the province of Shanxi, in western Peking. These turbines are to be delivered in March of next year and the project is expected to be fully commissioned by May. This is the second wind project being developed by Everbright, which also selected recently Gamesa to supply the wind turbines for its first wind farm (48 MW), also located in the province of Shanxi.

“Signature of these agreements is tantamount to an endorsement from our Chinese customers which have once again chosen us as benchmark supplier for their projects”, said José Antonio Miranda, Gamesa’s CEO in China.

Gamesa reinforces its positioning in China

Including this new agreements, Gamesa has won contracts for the supply of over 350 MW in China in 2014. The company operates in the country as turbine manufacturer and wind farm developer. Its presence in China, where it has installed over 3,500 MW and currently services almost 1,000 MW, dates back to 2000.