Spanish wind energy giant Gamesa has been awarded a new wind turbine contract to supply 136.5 MW of turbines to a wind farm in Bahia, Brazil.
Gamesa announced on its website Thursday that it had received a new order for the supply of 65 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines to the Babilonia wind complex being developed in the Brazilian town of Morro do Chapéu, in Bahia state. Gamesa will transport, install, and commission the 65 wind turbines, with delivery expected to begin towards the end of 2017, and commissioning for the second half of 2018.
In addition to its supply contract, Gamesa has also been contracted to maintain the wind turbines for a period of at least five years.
Brazil has long been a dominant market for Gamesa, and this latest order goes a long way to building on that existing presence. Gamesa revealed a year ago that Brazil was one of its four leading markets, a point backed up by the inauguration of a 640 MW nacelle assembly factory in Camaçari, in the north-east of the state of Bahia.
Business is good for Gamesa globally, as well, as the company reported a mammoth €170 million net profit in 2015, 85% more than in 2014.
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