Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has been contracted to supply 52 MW to ScottishPower Renewables, Iberdrola’s UK subsidiary, for two developments: expansion of the Hare Hill facility (capacity: 30 MW) and the Glen App wind farm (22 MW).
Under the terms of the first of the agreements signed with the Scottish utility, Gamesa will install and commission 35 G52-850 kW turbines, with heights ranging between 44 and 65 metres, for expansion of the Hare Hill wind farm, a development located close to the Scottish town of New Cumnock. The turbines will be delivered and the facility commissioned during the second half of this year.
This project’s special conditions, specifically height restrictions, make the G52-850 kW turbine, a product now only made on demand in ad-hoc situations, ideally suited. This order showcases the company’s competitiveness and flexibility by evidencing its ability to adapt to its customers’ needs and the unique requirements of each site.
The second order, meanwhile, contemplates the installation of 11 G90-2.0 MW turbines (22 MW) at the Glen App development being built close to the town of Cairnryan, in eastern Scotland. These turbines will be delivered during the third quarter of this year and the wind farm will be commissioned in January 2017.
The company has received orders from ScottishPower Renewables for over 600 MW to date, notable among which the order placed for the Kilgallioch wind farm, which will be fitted with 94 G114-2.5 MW and two G90-2.0 MW turbines. Gamesa has been present in the UK, where it has installed and maintains over 460 MW, since 2005.