Gamesa Chosen as Turbine Supplier for NC Wind Farm Project

OEM will supply 208 MW for Iberdrola’s Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East

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Gamesa recently announced that Iberdrola Renewables has placed a firm order for Gamesa to supply 208 MW for the Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East in North Carolina.

Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will provide supply, transportation, construction supervision, technical guidance and commissioning of these 104 G114-2.0 MW turbines at the Amazon Wind Farm US East, located in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties, North Carolina. Turbine deliveries are expected to begin in Q2 of 2016, with the project to be commissioned before the end of 2016.

This project is the first utility-scale wind farm in North Carolina. The power generated by the wind farm, enough to power more than 61,000 US homes, will be supplied exclusively to an Amazon data center.

“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. He added: “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 order is the largest order placed to date in the U.S. for the G114-2.0 MW, which is designed to yield more power, at lower cost, at low and medium wind speed sites. Gamesa has already signed orders for the supply of close to 1,500 MW in markets as diverse as Sweden, Uruguay, the US, Poland and Brazil.

With this order, Gamesa will have supplied approximately 2,300 MW of installed capacity to Iberdrola Renewables in the United States. Gamesa has a long and substantial presence in the United States, where it has installed more than 4,000 MW.

— Source: Gamesa