Gamesa Will be First to Install Wind Turbines in Kuwait

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Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, is bringing wind energy to the middle east in a big way.  The company has signed new contracts to supply 72.5 MW in three countries, expanding its geographic diversification to 54 countries.

More specifically, Gamesa has signed contracts in Turkey (52.5 MW), Cyprus (10 MW) and Kuwait (10 MW).

Turkey

The company will supply, install and commission 40 MW for Ado Enerji at the Akyurt (seven G114-2.0 MW turbines), Konakpinari (seven G114-2.0 MW turbines) and Karaçayir (six G114-2.0 MW turbines) wind farms.

Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will also provide the operations and maintenance (O&M) services for five years.

The wind turbines will be equipped with Gamesa’s MaxPower technology, which increases their nominal capacity from 2.0 MW to 2.1 MW, boosting these turbines’ output to 42 MW. The turbines are slated for supply during the second quarter of 2016, while the facility is scheduled for completion during the third quarter of next year.

Gamesa has also been mandated to supply 12.5 MW of its G114-2.5 MW model to Kazanci Holding. These wind turbines are scheduled for delivery to the Datça wind farm during the second quarter of 2016; this facility is also due to start up during the third quarter. This order will mark the introduction of Gamesa’s G114-2.5 MW turbine into this market.

Cyprus

Aeoliki Akti, a local conglomerate, has ordered 10 MW (five G114-2.0 MW turbines) for the Sanida Kelaki wind farm. These turbines are due for delivery in spring 2016 and the facility is scheduled for completion by the third quarter of next year.

Kuwait

Gamesa has landed its first order in this market, specifically a contract for the supply and installation of 10 MW (five G97-2.0 MW turbines) for Kuwait’s début wind farm, which is being developed by a joint venture formed by Elecnor and local partner Alghanim. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned by 2016.

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