Gamesa to build a 70 MW wind farm in Uruguay

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Gamesa to build a 70 MW wind farm in Uruguay

Gamesa has received an order from Areaflin, a corporate enterprise currently owned by Uruguay's state utility (UTE), for the turnkey construction of the 70 MW Valentines wind farm project in Uruguay.

Under the scope of the agreement, Gamesa will supply, install and commission 35 G114-2.0 MW turbines as well as handle the civil works and electrical installations needed to set up and operate the facility.

In addition, Gamesa will operate and maintain the wind complex for the first 15 years of operation.

The project, located in the Florida and Treinta y Tres regions, is sponsored by UTE and encompasses the following:

  • Installation & construction of the 35 wind turbines
  • Expansion of an existing substation (Valentines)
  • Connection to the grid through an existing 150 kV transmission line
  • Building several smaller underground medium tension transmission lines
  • Construction of support buildings and a temporary batching plant
  • Construction of 22.4 km of maintenance and service roads

The facility is expected to be commissioned during Q3 2016.

To date, Gamesa has installed 150 MW in Uruguay and, with this new order, has secured contracts and agreements for the supply of another 170 MW. Uruguay is expected to register triple-digit growth in new capacity additions to bring total installed capacity to 1.4 GW in 2016.

In addition to Uruguay, Gamesa is present in other Latin American nations, including Brazil, Mexico, Honduras, Argentina and Costa Rica, where it has installed more than 3,000 MW.

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