Gamesa Gets 200-MW Christmas Present

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On Friday, Spanish wind energy giant Gamesa announced that it had received an order for 200 megawatts (MW) worth of wind turbines. The contract was signed with New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) for Egyptian wind energy projects in the Gulf of El-Zayt (in the Red Sea).

“The project is financed by multilateral funding from Germany’s kfW Development Bank, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Union via the Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF),” Gamesa writes. “NREA was advised by Danish consulting firm Carl Bro (Grontmij).”

What exactly is Gamesa providing? Here are the details:

  • 100 of G80-2.0 MW turbines
  • turbine assembly, erection and start-up services
  • operation and maintenance services for 5 years

The turbines will be manufactured in 2012 and delivered in phases in 2013.

“Gamesa has operated in Egypt since 2003, when it signed its first contract to supply wind turbines to Zafarana wind farm,” the company notes. It has installed 406 MW there to date, and it is in charge of the maintenance of four wind turbines in the country at the moment. In total, the company has about 800 MW of wind energy installed in North Africa.

Image Credit: Gamesa

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