Gamesa has signed its first turbine supply contract with Vattenfall for the 38MW Höge Väg wind farm in Sweden.
The Skr312m contract covers 18 G97-2.0MW turbines near Kristianstad and the hardware will be equipped with MaxPower technology to increase per-unit power to 2.1MW.
The commissioning is planned for 2015 and total investment of the project will be Skr500m.
This project is completely in line with company’s strategy to invest in wind power only where there are good wind conditions and where it is profitable, said, Vattenfall Vindkraft, head, Alberto Mendez Rebollo.
This contract marks a milestone in a prioritized market. Höge Väg was acquired by Vattenfall in 2013. Construction will soon begin and the first turbines will be supplied by early 2015, said, Ricardo Chocarro, CEO, European operations, Gamesa.
In another development, Gamesa has agreed to supply equipment with 231 megawatts of capacity for Brazil’s CPFL Energias Renovaveis.
The 110 turbines will be delivered in 2016, which will be used in nine wind farms of CPFL, being developed in Brazil’s northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte.
According to a 20 year PPA, the power will be sold to the authorities.
Gamesa has a plant in Brazil the manufactures nacelles, the car-sized units that encompass a turbine’s machinery.