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Gamesa secures wind turbine O&M contract from GDF SUEZ

Agreement calls for Gamesa to upgrade 19 wind turbines in the south of France.

The contract with La Compagnie du Vent, a wind energy subsidiary of GDF SUEZ, includes the frames’ reinforcement as part of the life extension program of the 5 wind turbines of 660kW, the implementation of the algorithm improvement software and the Gamesa premium Availability (GPA1) in 14 wind turbines Gamesa 2.0 MW.

According to Gamesa, the GDF SUEZ contract bolsters the company's presence in the operation and maintenance market. Moreover, this activity is a vital tool for creating value associated with the development, availability and profitability of wind energy projects.

Gamesa's 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.

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1. Gamesa's GPA programme is an ongoing improvement initiative geared towards increasing turbine system reliability, curtailing risks and reducing cost of energy. GPA offers a full range of turbine upgrades, from operational and software updates to minor corrective tasks, logistics improvements for major repair work and preventive maintenance solutions.

 

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