Gamesa starts selling its 5 MW turbine

The new Gamesa G128-5.0 MW wind turbine is an evolution of the G128-4.5 MW WTG.
The new Gamesa G128-5.0 MW wind turbine is an evolution of the G128-4.5 MW WTG.

Gamesa has sold the first wind turbines of its new G128-5.0 MW type. The company has won a contract to supply three G128-5.0 MW turbines to TuuliWatti Oy. The G128-5.0 MW is an evolution of the G128-4.5 MW WTG.

Gamesa will install the turbines at a wind farm being developed by TuuliWatti in Salo, in southern Finland. TuuliWatti is a wind energy joint venture between the Finnish energy company St1 Oy and the national retail cooperative S-Group. The wind turbines are scheduled for delivery over the course of 2014, while the wind farm is slated for commissioning towards the end of next year. In addition, Gamesa will perform operation and maintenance (O&M) services for 10 years.

The contract is part of a framework agreement signed by the two parties at the end 2012 for the supply of 135 MW in Finland. As part of this contract, Gamesa supplied 18 MW of its 4.5 MW platform to the Simo wind farm (under commissioning), and will also supply 54 MW to the Pori wind farm and 36 MW to the Tornio facility between this year and next. These WTGs, all of which specifically designed to withstand low temperatures, will be the biggest and most powerful installed to date in the Finnish market.

Katharina Garus

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