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Gamesa To Build 98 MW Of Wind 3,400 Meters Above Sea Level In China

Spanish wind energy giant Gamesa will supply and install purpose-built wind turbines to be constructed 3,400 meters above sea level in China.

Announced on Friday, Gamesa revealed that it had received two new orders for the supply and installation of 98 MW of wind turbines. The first of the two orders is a relatively minor note, a 50 MW extension to an existing 50 MW Gamesa has already supplied, but the second order requires Gamesa to purpose-build wind turbines to be installed at a height of 3,400 meters above sea level.

The first order will see Gamesa provide 50 MW to be installed at the Senjitu II complex, located in the Chinese province of Hebei, in south-west Peking — which Gamesa has already provided 50 MW to during phase one of the project. The order was placed by the Hebei Construction & Investment Group, for 25 of Gamesa’s G97-2.0 MW turbines.

Of particular interest, however, is the second order, placed by renewable energy company Concord New Energy, for turbines to supply the Canfang development, located at 3,400 meters above sea level. Gamesa will provide 24 of its G90-2.0 MW turbines, which will be specifically configured to withstand the low temperatures and low air density conditions that are found at such an elevation.

The Canfang project is expected to be completed during the second half of 2016, with delivery of turbines expected for sometime in May.

This latest order is the second announced for 2016 by Gamesa, following the smaller 23 MW order placed by New Era Enviro for a wind farm being developed in India.

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