Spanish wind manufacturer Gamesa has been awarded a 239 MW contract for a wind farm being developed in southern Scotland.
Gamesa will provide 94 of its G114-2.5 MW turbines and two G90-2.0 MW turbines to the Kilgallioch wind farm being developed in southern Scotland, making this order the largest order for Gamesa’s G114-2.5 MW turbine model to date.
Gamesa will also provide operation and maintenance to the project under a five-year agreement, in addition to providing supply, transportation, installation, and commissioning of their 96 turbines. Delivery is expected to take place early in 2016, with completion of the project expected for the first quarter of 2017.
“This milestone agreement with ScottishPower Renewables evidences the success of our commercial strategy in northern Europe, one of Gamesa’s priority markets, and demonstrates the credibility garnered by our new products – which offer market-leading efficiency and profitability – in the eyes of our customers,” said Ricardo Chocarro, Gamesa’s CEO for Europe & RoW.
“Kilgallioch windfarm will become our second largest windfarm in the UK and this year marks a real milestone as we approach 2 GW of installed onshore wind capacity – enough to power up to nearly 2 million homes,” added Keith Anderson, ScottishPower Renewables CEO. “We are delighted to reach this agreement with Gamesa, and we look forward to work commencing on the site next month.”
The announcement follows a strong first quarter for the Spanish manufacturing giant, which announced a 43% increase in revenues in its quarterly earnings report from May. The company was awarded a number of contracts throughout the first quarter, with sales worth 818 MW.
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