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22 July 2014
Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to consolidate its presence in Brazil, one of the regions with the greatest wind potential, having signed two new agreements, one to supply 166 MW to CER (Companhia de Energias Renováveis) and another to supply 48 MW to Eletrosul, a subsidiary of national power company Eletrobras.
The agreement with CER includes the manufacture, supply, transport, installation and commissioning of 83 G97-2.0 wind turbines, as well as the civil works at Assuruá I, Assuruá VI, Capoeiras I, Capoeiras II, Curral de Pedras III and Curral de Pedras IV wind farms in the Xique-Xique II complex being developed in the state of Bahia. The CER projects where Gamesa is supplying these wind turbines were winners of the auction A5 organized in Brazil in 2013.
This is the second agreement between Gamesa and CER, in the wake of the contract recently executed for the supply of 68 MW of turbines also to Xique-Xique complex.
The contract with Eletrosul calls for Gamesa to supply, transport, install and commission 24 G114-2.0 MW turbines at Coxilha Seca, Capão do Inglês e Galpões wind farms in the Cerro Chato complex, located in the city of Santana do Livramento, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil.
This is the first Brazilian order for the G114-2.0 MW turbine, a new model designed to yield more power at lower cost at low and medium wind speed sites. The wind turbines are scheduled for delivery during 2014, while the facility is expected to be commissioned during the second half of 2015.
This is the first contract entered into by Gamesa directly with Eletrosul but the third involving this Brazilian company: in recent years Gamesa has secured orders, for a total of 402 MW, for projects participated by Eletrosul.
Brasil, a priority market
With this new agreement, since the beginning of its operations in Brazil -where it is one of the leading wind turbine manufacturers-, the company has signed firm orders for the supply of more than 1,968 MW of its turbines.
Brazil is one of Gamesa's priority markets in the short and medium term. Gamesa is also present in other Latin American nations, including Mexico, Honduras, Argentina and Uruguay, where it has installed more than 2,000 MW of turbines. This region accounted for 37% of total 2014 first quarter revenue.
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