Gamesa to install a further 34 Mw in Spain

Gamesa has strengthened its operations in Spain as the wind turbine manufacturer entered into a new agreement with Enel Unión Fenosa de Energías Renovables (EUFER) for the supply of 17 Gamesa G87-2.0 MW wind turbine generators, amounting to the installation of a total of 34 MW.

The wind turbine generators will be destined to the Valdesamario Wind Farm located in Ponferrada in the province of León.

This agreement includes the supply, installation and start-up of the wind turbine generators, as well as their operation and maintenance. The start of assembly work is foreseen for the last quarter of 2008.

In the first half of 2008, Gamesa increased its portfolio of wind turbine generator orders by 40 percent when compared to the end of 2007.

Gamesa, which managed a net profit of €198 million in the first half of 2008, shared that the wind turbine generators to be supplied to Valdesamario Wind Farm will contribute towards generating energy that respects the environment by avoiding the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere. More specifically, the annual production of these installations will replace 7,310 tons of petroleum equivalent per year and avoid the emission into the atmosphere of 51,000 tons of CO2 a year.