GDF SUEZ to Upgrade 19 Gamesa Turbines in France

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Gamesa has landed a contract from La Compagnie du Vent, a wind energy subsidiary of GDF SUEZ, to upgrade 19 wind turbines in the south of France.

The contract includes the frames’ reinforcement as part of the life extension program of the five wind turbines of 660kW, the implementation of the algorithm improvement software, and the Gamesa premium Availability (GPA) in 14 Gamesa 2.0 MW wind turbines.

This contract bolsters Gamesa’s presence in the operation and maintenance market, a linchpin of the company’s growth potential. Moreover, this activity is a vital tool for creating value associated with the development, availability and profitability of wind energy projects.

The wind turbine life-extension program consists of a series of structural reforms and a monitoring system designed to prolong the useful lives of WTGs made by Gamesa and also by other manufacturers beyond that of the original design specifications, thereby guaranteeing the equipment’s safety and availability, enabling control over O&M costs and streamlining the cost of energy.