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Published on September 17th, 2012 | by James Ayre


Gamesa Strengthens Brazilian Presence with 258 MW Wind Turbine Order

September 17th, 2012 by  


One of the leading global companies in the wind energy business, Gamesa, has just agreed to a contract to provide wind turbines with a total capacity of 258 MW for 10 wind farms in southern Brazil.

The agreement is for Gamesa to provide and install 129 of its G97-2.0 MW turbines and also maintain and operate them for the next 20 years. Installation is set to begin late in the first half of 2013 and be completed during the first quarter of 2014.

“The wind farms’ construction will generate more than 1,500 jobs, both direct and indirect. When they are all in operation, the 10 wind farms will generate around 957,000 MWh of electricity per year, enough to meet the annual energy needs of 510,000 Brazilian households. Moreover, the sites will prevent atmospheric annual emissions equivalent to 370,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.”

Source and Image: Gamesa

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.

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