Gamesa has signed a fresh contract with Heritage Sustainable Energy for the supply of 30 MW as part of phase two of the Big Turtle complex, located in northeast Michigan (US). The agreement also encompasses the provision of operations and maintenance services for 12 years.
Under the terms of the agreement reached with Heritage Sustainable Energy, Gamesa will handle the transportation, installation and commissioning of 14 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines. Delivery of the turbines is set to begin in August 2016, with the facility slated for commissioning in October of that year.
The supply of these turbines will mark the completion of the Big Turtle (50 MW) wind farm for which Gamesa already installed 10 G114-2.0 MW turbines in 2014. Big Turtle was the vehicle through which this new turbine model was introduced into the US market, where it has since become a benchmark thanks to its ability to harness more energy at a lower cost at low and medium wind speed sites. In fact, the company has since signed orders for the supply of over 600 MW of this make – between both the 2.0 MW and 2.1 MW versions – in the US alone. The global orderbook for this product stands at over 2,000 MW.
Gamesa boasts a solid presence in the US, where it has installed over 4,100 MW at various wind complexes to date.