Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured a contract with the Santa María joint venture (made up of two Grupo Ortiz companies) to deliver 50 MW of turbines for the Santa María de Nieva wind farm (phases I and II), owned by Explotaciones Eólicas Vélez Rubio and slated for construction outside the towns of Vélez Rubio and Huércal-Overa in Almeria (Spain).
Gamesa will deliver 25 of its G97-2.0 MW turbines in the second half of 2012 and expects to complete their installation by the end of July 2012.
In addition to supplying, transporting and erecting the turbines, Gamesa will perform operation and maintenance (O&M) services on the machines for a period of 10 years.
Meanwhile, Grupo Ibereólica will design the wind farm and handle project management and technical and administrative management during the farms' construction and operation.
Around 2,000 MW installed and 700 MW under development in Andalusia
Gamesa has had a significant presence in Andalusia since the mid-1990s as both a wind turbine supplier and wind farm maintenance provider and developer.
The company has installed 1,960 MW of turbines in Andalusia.
As a wind farm builder in Andalusia, Gamesa has developed, built and put into operation a total of 700 MW distributed across 23 wind farm projects.