Gamesa to develop first wind project of Kuwait


Spanish wind power company Gamesa has landed an order to develop Kuwait’s first wind farm. It has also secured orders to develop wind projects in two other countries.

According to a report, the company will be developing a 10-megawatt project in Kuwait. In Turkey it will be developing a 52.5-megawatt project and a 10-megawatt project in Cyprus (total capacity of 72.5 MW).

Gamesa will be installing five of its G97-2.0 MW turbines at the wind farm in Kuwait. The project is being developed by a joint venture formed by Elecnor and local partner Alghanim. The project is expected to be commissioned by 2016.

In Turkey, Gamesa will supply, install and commission 40 MW for Ado Enerji at the Akyurt (seven G114-2.0 MW turbines), Konakpinari (seven G114-2.0 MW turbines) and Karacayir (six G114-2.0 MW turbines) wind farms. Gamesa is to also provide operations and maintenance services spanning five years for the projects.

The turbines to be installed by Gamesa will be equipped MaxPower technology, which increases their nominal capacity from 2.0 MW to 2.1 MW. It boosts the output of the turbines to 42 megawatts.

According to Gamesa, the turbines are to be supplied in the second quarter of next year and the facility is scheduled for completion during the third quarter of next year.

The Spanish turbine maker is to supply turbines of G114-2.5 MW model for capacity of 12.5 MW to Kazanci Holding in Turkey.

The turbines are scheduled for delivery to the Datca wind farm during the second quarter of 2016; work on the facility, too, is due to start during the third quarter. The order marks the introduction of Gamesa’s G114-2.5 MW turbine in the market.

In Cyprus, Gamesa is delivering five G114-2.0 MW turbines to local conglomerate Aeoliki Akti. The turbines are to be installed at Sanida Kelaki wind farm and are due for delivery in 2016.

The facility is scheduled for completion by the third quarter of next year.

Ajith Kumar S