Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has had its G97-2.0 MW turbine certified by a Chinese certification entity authorised by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA).
The G97-2.0 MW is a benchmark turbine in the Chinese market, where over 150 units have been installed since 2011. Moreover, so far this year, Gamesa has secured orders for the supply of another 99 turbines of this make.
It is now mandatory to obtain local product certification in order to sell wind turbines in China in the wake of specific legislation passed which took effect on 1 July 2015.
“Gamesa has become the first foreign OEM to obtain this distinction from a Chinese certification agency. This milestone once again demonstrates our technological prowess and strategic commitment to the Chinese market, where the company has established itself as the leading western OEM”, said Antonio de la Torre, Gamesa’s director of product development.
In the wake of certification of the G97-2.0 MW, the company is planning to have the rest of its Chinese 2-MW product catalogue certified under the local standard in the months to come. Gamesa’s presence in China, where it has installed over 3,800 MW and currently services almost 900 MW, dates back 15 years.
Type certification for the G114-2.0 MW class S
Elsewhere, the company has also secured type certification for its G114-2.0 MW class S turbine, a variant of this model tailor-designed for the low-wind weather conditions typical of the Asian market.
This milestone completes the process of certifying the company’s turbine and constitutes an endorsement for the platform’s technology which in turn bolsters the marketing and industrialisation processes.