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Gamesa reinforces its presence in Africa with a 30 MW supply contract in Mauritania to Elecnor

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– The company will install 15 units of its 2.0 MW wind turbines at the first commercial wind farm being developed in the country.

– In addition, it will perform operation and maintenance services for 11 years.

Madrid, 6 November 2013. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, makes progress in its commercial diversification strategy venturing into a new market, Mauritania, where it will supply 30 MW to the country’s first commercial wind farm.

Under the agreement, the company will supply and install 15 G97-2.0 MW wind turbines to the Nouakchott wind farm being built by Elecnor for the Mauritanian public owned utility Somelec. In addition, Gamesa will perform operation and maintenance services for 11 years. Turbine delivery is scheduled for earlier 2014. The wind farm will be built for mid-2014.

Gamesa first disembarked in Africa in 1999 and now has a presence in Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt, with more than 860 MW installed and under maintenance contracts.

With a track record stretching back 19 years and installation of 27,600 MW in 40 countries under its belt, Gamesa has established itself as a world technology leader in the wind power industry. Its end-to-end value chain presence encompasses wind turbine design, manufacture, installation and operations and management (19,400 MW).

Gamesa is also a global benchmark in the development, construction and sale of wind farms. To date, it has installed almost 6,000 MW and currently boasts a pipeline of 19,000 MW at varying stages of development in Europe, the Americas and Asia

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