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Nineteen years of experience and the installation of almost 27,000 MW in more than 40 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, Gamesa 4.5 MW, Gamesa 850 kW and Gamesa 5.0 MW onshore and offshore.

For the mainstream segment, the company will evolve 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 will be 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 2012, Gamesa sold 2,119 MWe and continued its globalisation process: 85 % of sales came from outside Spain.

Emerging markets, leading by Latin America and the Southern Cone, became the main growth driver of the activity, contrasting with the slump in demand in key markets such as China and India. Latin America and the Southern Cone accounted for 32% of 2012 total sales; the US, 20%; Europe and RoW, 27%; India, 12% and China, 10%.

The company's positioning in those countries is supported by three fundamental factors: local know-how, knowledge of customers' needs, and products reliability.

In Latin America Gamesa continued strengthening its presence. The company opened up two new markets through agreements to supply wind turbines in Uruguay and Nicaragua. Beside this, since Gamesa entered Brazil just two years ago, it has signed agreements to supply a total of 652 MW in projects to be implemented in three of the main regions in terms of wind energy potential: Ceará, Bahía and Río Grande do Sul.

Gamesa's commercial success in India is evidenced by its 10% market share last year, making it the fourth-largest manufacturer in the country.

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