Austria : Gamesa showcases progress on its new 2.5 MW and 5.5 MW wind turbines at the EWEA trade fair [TendersInfo (India)]Al Bawaba Ltd.
Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, is exhibiting for the 10th consecutive year at the European Wind Energy Association's (EWEA) trade fair, one of the industry's premier events, in Vienna from 4-7 February.
At this year's fair, the company is showcasing the development and evolution of its portfolio of products, all designed to provide competitive technological solutions and reduce its customers' Cost of Energy (CoE).
Gamesa is also providing an overview of its technology's development through its broad range of platforms and turbines: Gamesa 850 kW, Gamesa 2.0 MW and Gamesa 4.5 MW. At the same time, EWEA attendees can learn about Gamesa's progress on developing its two new wind turbines: Gamesa 2.5 MW and Gamesa 5.5 MW (the latter suitable for both onshore and offshore use), which will become available beginning in the second and fourth quarters of 2014, respectively, with the aim of addressing growth in two of the wind energy segments forecast to post the sharpest increases in demand.
Innovation is a cornerstone of Gamesa's business, and technological development of more efficient products adapted to a range of markets is one of its hallmarks.
The Gamesa 2.0 MW wind turbines improve competitive investment ratios per MW installed and cost of energy produced due to their versatile combination of a 2.0 MW unit power wind turbine and 5 different sized rotors: 80, 87, 90, 97 and 114 m diameters, to achieve maximum output in all types of settings and wind conditions, with current levels of fleet availability exceeding 98%.
In 2012, the company enhanced the platform with the launch of the G114-2.0 MW Class IIIA, which maximizes energy yields from low-wind sites.
Gamesa 4.5 MW, the most powerful and innovative land-based platform
In the multi-megawatt sector, Gamesa continues to be a technology leader in the industry by developing the Gamesa 4.5 MW, the most powerful land-based platform on the market.
Unique characteristics of the first turbine of this family, the G128-4.5 MW turbine, include the world's first segmented blade, which provides ease of transport and assembly on par with that of a 2.0 MW turbine, and FlexiFit, a crane which couples to the nacelle to assist in assembly and servicing. Despite its 128 m rotor size and 62.5 meter blade, the turbine is extraordinarily light-weight. These innovations combine to enhance the model's competitiveness in Cost of Energy (CoE) terms for this capacity segment.
Both the three G128-4.5 MW installed prototypes and the first commercial wind farm have attained extraordinary availability levels: the prototype installed in Jauln (Zaragoza, Spain) achieved a milestone in December, reaching 100% availability and an average of 99.25% in the past four months.