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Gamesa signs pair of wind power agreements for North American market

Deal calls for the supply of 290 MW in the MIdwest US and Mexico,

The 290 MW supply deal entails 100 MW in Mexico and 190 MW in the United States. For the latter,  Gamesa has reached an agreement with EDP Renováveis for the supply of 95 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines to the Waverly wind farm in Coffey County, Kansas. The project is part of the framework agreement reached between both companies for the supply of up to 450 MW in the U.S. through 2016.

This agreement with EDP Renováveis – to whom Gamesa has delivered wind turbines totaling close to 1,400 MW -- represents the largest contract for Gamesa's G114-2.0 MW turbines to date. The turbines are slated for delivery in the third quarter of 2015, and the project is expected to be fully commissioned by the end of the year.

The 95 turbines slated for the project will incorporate Gamesa’s MaxPower package of hardware and software modifications that boost the power output of the turbines from 2.0 MW up to 2.1 MW. With this agreement, Gamesa now has contracts and framework deals for this model covering more than 550 MW.

Mexico supply agreement

In Mexico, Gamesa has signed a new contract for the supply of 100 MW of its turbines to a large utility. Under the terms of the contract, signed in 2Q 2014, Gamesa will supply and install 50 G97-2.0 MW turbines at a wind farm located in central Mexico. The wind turbines are scheduled for delivery during the first quarter of 2015 and the wind farm is expected to be commissioned during the last.

Gamesa, which provided data showing that it is the largest wind turbine manufacturer in Mexico, has garnered a market share exceeding 73%, according to the most recent wind report by BTM Consult. Overall, Gamesa has a significant presence in Latin America, where the company has installed 1,067 MW and services 873 MW.

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