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Twenty years of experience and the installation of 30,000 MW in 46 countries have made Gamesa a global technology leader in the wind industry.

The company has its own wind turbine design and development capacity and is vertically integrated; Gamesa covers the entire process of conception, manufacturing, assembly, logistics, installation, commissioning and maintenance of wind generators.

The company has manufacturing capacity in the major wind power markets (Europe, the United States, China, India and Brazil) and its sales network covers many European countries, North America, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Singapore and several North African countries, such as Morocco and Egypt.

Operating excellence is one of the basic pillars of the Business Plan 2013-2015, supported by these measures:

  • tailoring capacity to demand and standardising components and manufacturing processes
  • Spain and China will be the company's global production and supply hub, while maintaining industrial presence in local markets (India, USA and Brazil)
  • Spain and China will be the production and supply hubs for the world, and production capacity will be maintained in local markets (India, US, and Brazil)
  • strategy for in-house production/procurements from suppliers (Make&buy), supported by an analysis of the ROCE for each strategic component so as to maximise the use of existing investments and optimise procurement costs
  • Gamesa will maintain its global supply chain and will maximise the supply chain in Spain and China while also improving competitiveness.

Market-oriented products and focused on the reduction of CoE

Gamesa has a range of market-oriented products and focused on the cost of energy: Gamesa 2.0-2.5 MW and Gamesa 5.0 MW onshore and offshore.

For the mainstream segment, the company has evolved its 2.0 MW platform to 2.5 MW.  This new platform offers double-digit increases in swept area and in annual power output, is better adapted to the grid and makes less noise, all with the goal of reducing the cost of energy by over 10%.

The 4.5 MW multi-megawatt platform has ramped up to 5 MW (suitable for offshore and onshore use). This is an increasingly significant turbine, especially in mature markets, and is distinguished by its high availability, its easy transportation and compliance with the most stringent grid connection standards. Furthermore, working with a single platform for onshore and offshore will boost the company's operating experience in this segment, allowing shared and more reliable technical development.

The multi-megawatt platform reduces the environmental impact of wind farms by obtaining the same capacity with fewer turbines, while also reducing civil engineering costs by between 10% and 45% per MW.

Diversified sales

In 2013, Gamesa sold 1,953 MWe and continued its globalisation process: 90 % of sales came from outside Spain.

Emerging markets, leading by Latin America and India, became the main growth driver of the activity. Latin America and India accounted for close to 70% of 2013 total sales; the US, 20%; Europe and RoW, 13% and China, 10%.

According to the most recent wind report by BTM Consult, Gamesa ended 2013 as leader in Mexico, accounting for over 73% of capacity installed during the year. It also topped the ranks of OEMs in India, outperforming local player Suzlon for the first time, having garnered a share of 19%. Meanwhile, the more than 450 MW installed in Brazil in 2013 earned Gamesa the number two spot on the ranking in this market, with a share of 20%.

Gamesa continues strengthening its presenceIn the rest of the world. The company has opened up new markets in Kenya, the Philippines or Mauritania.

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