Gamesa to supply 10 MW for Ontario wind farm

Langhorne, Pa., February 20, 2012 – A 10 MW wind farm planned for Highgate, Ontario, located near the northern shore of Lake Erie between Chatham-Kent and London, will be the first Canadian project by global wind energy firm Gamesa Technology Corp.

Gamesa will supply five turbines for the Gesner Wind Farm, which is being developed by Saturn Power. The offtake will be purchased by the Ontario Power Authority. The project, located about 70 miles east of Detroit, Mich., will feature five Gamesa G97 2.0 MW turbines on 90-meter towers.

Gamesa introduced the G97-2.0 MW turbine in 2011 and already has secured contracts for 356 MW, all in the second half of the year. The wind turbine is specially designed for low-wind sites and features a new aerodynamic blade tip, among other features, enabling the company to enter new markets, including Canada.

Gamesa showcased the G97 2.0 MW wind turbine at the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s last conference and exhibition, demonstrating that the turbine will ensure wind farm operators maximum production at almost any site and in any environment.

Preliminary planning for the Gesner Wind Farm is under way and construction is set to begin in the summer. The wind farm scheduled to be fully operational by the end of the year.

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