By Kari Williamson
The new agreement extends the companies' joint efforts to other business areas which are strategic for Gamesa, including operation and maintenance services (O&M) and offshore wind energy.
- Iberdrola will award Gamesa a three-year contract to service 1,748.3 MW of its G4X-650 kW and G5X-850 kW wind turbine systems in Spain and Portugal;
- Iberdrola will extend by one year the companies’ current contract for operation and maintenance (O&M) services on 2312 MW of its G8X-2.0 MW wind turbines installed at wind farms in Spain and Portugal;
- The partners will embark on new areas of research in the provision of maintenance services (O&M); management of these services in the United States, and other programmes for enhancing the reliability of wind turbines, extending their life cycle and wind turbine conversion.
“The agreement establishes a new foundation for cooperation in response to the economic and industry environment of recent years, affords us stability and expands the framework cooperation agreement to Gamesa's key areas of growth for coming years: supplying wind turbines, but also operation and maintenance services (O&M) and offshore, all of which the company is firmly committed to developing,” says Gamesa Chairman and CEO Jorge Calvet.