Gamesa launches low-wind 4.5 MW wind turbine

Gamesa has launched its low-wind wind turbine, G136-4.5 MW Class III, at the Hannover Messe 2011.

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

The wind turbine shares the same design standards as the G128-4.5 MW Class IIA, including a modular design – a segmented blade design unique on the market with 66.5 m.

"The G136-4.5 MW, now commercially available for installation in 2012, benefits from the exhaustive validation and testing programme conducted on the G10X-4.5 MW platform," says Javier Perea, Gamesa Sales and Projects General Manager.

With a 136 m rotor diameter and a hybrid 120 m tower, the wind turbine’s swept area reaches 14,527 m2 – exceeding that of the G128-4.5 MW by 13%, enabling an increase of up to 8% in annual energy output vs. the G128-4.5 MW at low-wind sites, Gamesa says.

Offshore office in Hamburg

Gamesa also plans to open an office in Hamburg, Germany, to supply what could become one of the world's main offshore wind energy markets in coming years.

It is scheduled to open in the second quarter of this year.

“Germany represents one of the world’s top offshore wind energy think tanks, drawing engineers, lending institutions, subcontractors and customers. We also chose Hamburg as the site of our next offshore office because of its proximity to our potential customers and their needs,” says José Luis Blanco, Managing Director of Gamesa’s offshore business.

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