Gamesa has been chosen to supply Amazon’s largest renewable energy project to date, announced earlier this week, to be developed in North Carolina.
Amazon Web Services announced earlier this week its intention to build a 208 MW wind farm in North Carolina that will supply existing and future data centers in the area. Amazon Web Services (AWS) contracted with Iberdrola Renewables to construct a 208 MW wind farm in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties, North Carolina, called the Amazon Wind Farm US East.
Within a day the announcement was made that Gamesa, Spanish wind manufacturing giant, would be supplying 104 of its G114-2.0 MW to the wind farm, making it the largest single order Gamesa has fielded for that particular turbine.
“This agreement reinforces Gamesa’s presence in the United States and strengthens the long-standing relationship we have with Iberdrola Renewables globally and in North America,” said Gamesa’s CEO in the US, Borja Negro. “This large order for our G114-2.0 MW, one of our most competitive models, was possible thanks to our technological leadership, our local know-how and our credibility with our customers.”
The terms of the agreement include supply, as well as transportation, construction supervision, technical guidance, and commissioning, with turbine delivery expected for the second quarter of 2016 and completion of construction set for the sometime before the end of 2016.
This brings Gamesa’s partnership with Iberdrola Renewables to an approximate cumulative supply of 2,300 MW of installed capacity in the US, and Gamesa’s own role in the US of more than 4,000 MW.
Gamesa is regularly in the news for new wind turbine orders all around the world. Within the last few weeks, Gamesa has been awarded contracts in Uruguay and Scotland, as well as a recently announced joint partnership with SunEdison to develop up to 1 GW of wind power.