Gamesa secures new order in China to install turbines at an altitude of over 3,200 metres

Gamesa will install 32 MW at the Bainijing wind farm at an altitude of 3,200 metres and another 50 MW for phase three of the Senjitu II complex.

The first order, placed by renewable energy player Concord New Energy (CNE), contemplates the installation of 16 G97-2.0 MW turbines at the Bainijing wind farm being developed in the province of Yunnan in southern China. The wind turbines to be fitted at this development have been especially configured to withstand the extreme conditions sustained at an altitude of 3,200 metres, according to the company. Specifically, the refrigeration systems have been upgraded and the electrical design enhanced so that the turbines can cope with the low air density and cold temperatures. The wind turbines are scheduled for delivery this September and for commissioning in December. 

This is the second order placed by CNE, which recently contracted Gamesa to supply 48 MW of turbines similarly equipped with this advanced configuration at the Canfang wind farm, located at an altitude of 3,400 metres. 

“Gamesa’s leading technological prowess allows us to tailor our wind turbine designs for customer needs for each project, as is evident in our ability to design turbines capable of withstanding the harsh conditions sustained at altitudes of over 3,000 metres. This ability, coupled with our deep knowledge of the wind value chain, has helped make us the leading western OEM in China, the world’s largest wind market”, underscored Álvaro Bilbao, Gamesa’s CEO in China.

Elsewhere, the company has also secured a new order from Hebei Construction & Investment Group (HCIG) for the supply of 14 G97-2.0 MW turbines and 11 G90-2.0 MW turbines (50 MW) for the final phase of the Senjitu II wind complex.

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