Gamesa wins supply contract for Arizona wind farm

Wind turbine maker Gamesa has been awarded a contract to supply a total of 10MW of capacity for a wind farm being developed by Western Wind Energy for Unisource Electric in Kingman, Arizona.

This is the second contract Gamesa has signed with Western Wind Energy in the last month and its first contract in Arizona, a new foothold for the company in the US wind market.

The farm will be comprised of five G90-2.0MW wind turbines on 78m-high towers. Gamesa will oversee the wind turbine installation, which is planned for April 2011.

Gamesa has been operating in the US since 2005. It has two manufacturing plants in Pennsylvania with production capacity of more than 1,000 MW/year and employs more than 800 people in the state.

The US market accounts for 22 per cent of the company’s total worldwide wind turbine generator sales. Gamesa expects to steadily increase its presence and sales in the region – it projects 15 per cent average annual growth in sales in the US between 2009 and 2013.