Gamesa gets 50 MW order for wind project in Uruguay
Uruguay/Madrid/Bilbao - Gamesa, a global technology company in the wind energy industry, is set to venture into a new market by signing its first deal to supply wind turbines in Uruguay.
Gamesa will deliver 25 of its G90-2.0 MW turbines to a 50-MW wind farm which Abengoa, via companies Teyma and Inabensa, is developing in Peralta, in the department of Tacuarembó. Gamesa will produce the turbines this year at its manufacturing plants in the United States, with transport, assembly and start-up scheduled for 2013. Additionally, Gamesa will perform operation and maintenance (O&M) services on the machines for 20 years.
“This project is a new milestone for Gamesa: it heralds its entry into a new market, Uruguay, which offers appealing growth prospects, and marks our launch in a new country, just a year and a half after we began doing business in the Mercosur region," said Edgard Corrochano, Gamesa’s Mercosur Commercial & Project Manager.
Latin America and Mercosur have become leading growth markets for Gamesa in the short- and medium-term. Apart from the 50 MW contract in Uruguay, Gamesa’s orders during the first four months of the year totalled 186 MW in Brazil, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The company has a sizeable presence in Latin America and Southern Cone countries, such as Mexico, Brazil, Honduras and the Dominican Republic; the company in 2011 boosted its sales there by 3.8 times, and the region accounted for 15% of its total sales.