Gamesa will install 54 of its G114-2.0 MW wind turbines for Serveng and another 21 G97-2.0 MW wind turbines for Chesf and Sequoia.
Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, saw its firm order intake rise above 3,300 MW in 2014, boosted by two new contracts in Brazil totaling 150 MW in the fourth quarter of the year.
The first order, from Serveng Energias Renovavéis, a subsidiary of infrastructure group Serveng, encompasses the supply, transportation, installation and commissioning of 54 of the firm’s G114-2.0 MW turbines at several farms within the União dos Ventos complex located in the towns of Pedra Grande and Parazinho in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, in north-eastern Brazil. These turbines are slated for supply over the course of 2016 and 2017, with the facilities due for commissioning by the end of 2017.
These turbines will be equipped with Gamesa’s MaxPower technology, which increases their nominal capacity from 2.0 MW to 2.1 MW, thereby boosting these 54 turbines’ output from 108 MW to 113.4 MW.
The second order, placed by local utility Companhia Hidroelétrica do São Francisco (Chesf) and developer Sequoia Energia, covers the supply of 13 of Gamesa’s G97-2.0 MW make at the Papagaio and Coqueirinho wind farms and 8 G97-2.0 MW make at the Tamanduá Mirim 2 wind farm, located in Pindaí, in the state of Bahia, to the east of the country. These turbines are scheduled to be commissioned during the first half of 2016.