Wind power in Uruguay: Gamesa wind turbines for a 70-MW wind farm

Gamesa will install 35 of its G114-2.0 MW wind turbines at the Valentines wind farm and maintain them for 15 years.

Gamesa has received another order from Areaflin, a corporate enterprise currently owned by Uruguay’s state utility, UTE, for the turnkey construction of a 70-MW wind farm in Uruguay.

Under the scope of the agreement, the company will supply, install and commission 35 G114-2.0 MW turbines at the Valentines wind farm located in the departments of Florida and Treinta y Tres, as well as handling the civil works and electrical installations needed to set up and operate this development. The facility is expected to be commissioned during the third quarter of 2016.

In addition, Gamesa will operate and maintain the wind complex for its first 15 years in operation.

To date, Gamesa has installed 150 MW in Uruguay and, with this new order, has secured contracts and agreements for the supply of another 170 MW. According to consultancy BTM, Uruguay is expected to register triple-digit growth in new capacity additions to bring total installed capacity to 1.4 GW in 2016.

In addition to Uruguay, Gamesa is present in other Latin American nations, including Brazil, Mexico, Honduras, Argentina and Costa Rica, where it has installed more than 3,000 MW.