Gamesa to add 285MW in Finland
Framework agreement signed with TuuliWatti for up to 57 5MW turbines
Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has signed a framework agreement for the supply of up to 285MW in Finland.
The deal with TuuliWatti, the joint venture between Finnish energy company St1 and retail cooperative S-Group, covers up to 57 of the company’s G128 and G132 5MW machines.
The turbines will go in at projects planned across Finland and Gamesa will also provide the operations and maintenance services for 10 years.
The units, which are specifically designed to withstand low temperatures, will be the most powerful installed yet in the Finnish market.
The framework agreement is the second Gamesa has inked with the Finnish joint venture in less than a year, following one for 135MW at the end of 2012.
The first agreement has to date seen Gamesa get firm orders for 18MW of its 4.5MW turbines for the Simo wind farm, 54MW and 32MW from the same platform for the under-construction Pori and Tornio facilities respectively and three 5MW turbines for a scheme in Salo.
"These agreements with Tuuliwatti endorse Gamesa's leadership as a technology provider and lend visibility to its strategic commitment to multi-megawatt wind turbines,” said Gamesa chief executive for Europe Ricardo Chocarro.
Image: the framework agreement covers 5MW hardware (Gamesa)