Under the terms of the agreement with Eolus Vind (one a Sweden's leading wind farm operators), Gamesa will supply, install and commission these 8 MW at the Nötåsen wind farm located in municipality of Sundsvall, starting this summer. Gamesa will also provide the facility’s operation and maintenance services for a period of five years.
The deal is the second supply agreement between Gamesa and Eolus Vind. However, this latest contract represents a milestone in Gamesa’s sales strategy, as it marks the European debut of its new G114-2.0 MW turbine, designed to yield more power at lower cost at medium and low wind speed sites. According to Gamesa, this turbine delivers a higher capacity factor and reduces the cost of energy by as much as 10 per cent.
As part of this project, Gamesa will install a system for detecting and eliminating ice on blades that has been custom-developed for Gamesa’s suite of 2.0-2.5 MW turbines.