Wind energy in Portugal: Gamesa to install wind turbines in a 50-MW wind farm

Gamesa will install eight G97-2.0 MW and 17 G114-2.0 MW wind turbines in the Pisco wind farm being built in the north of the country.

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has signed an agreement with wind farm developer and operator Exus Management Partners for the turnkey construction of a 50 MW facility in Portugal.

Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will handle the transportation, installation and commissioning of eight of its G97-2.0 MW turbines and 17 of its G114-2.0 MW model at the Pisco wind farm being built in the Guarda region (in northern Portugal) and will also build the civil and electric infrastructure needed to install and operate the facility (other than the high-voltage grid connection line). The turbines are slated for delivery during the first half of 2015 and the project is expected to be fully commissioned by the beginning of 2016.

Exus Management Partners is an international investment and asset management company focused on renewable energy sector, which has currently under management 252 MW of wind power generation in Spain and Portugal.

This is Gamesa’s first contract with this customer. Gamesa’s solid presence in Portugal dates back to 1998, since which time it has installed and maintains some 438 MW.