in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Gamesa says it has completed the main assembly of Spain's first prototype offshore wind turbine, located at the Arinaga Quay in Gran Canary Island.

According to Gamesa, the tower, nacelle and blades were shipped from Bilbao port to the Canary Islands. The tower measures 90 meters and is made by Windar, a joint venture between Gamesa and Daniel Alonso.

The nacelle measures over 12.5 meters long and is 4 meters tall and wide. It weighs 72 tons. Once the nacelle was hoisted onto the tower, work began to assemble the three blades, each of which measures 62.5 meters long and weighs 15 tons, making them the longest blades ever produced and transported in Spain.

Gamesa will now begin the turbine’s electrical assembly and grid connection work. It expects the turbine to achieve certification by the end of the year, with installation of the first units in 2014.

This offshore turbine, with a rotor diameter of 128 meters, ensures reliability and maximizes energy output, notes the company, adding that it has invested more than half a million engineering hours in the turbine's design process.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Federal Appeals Court Finds Obama's Wind Farm Decision Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. government violated the constitutional rights of Chinese-owned Ralls Corp. when ordering the divestment of four Oregon wind farms.


Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014

According to a recent government report, renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, continue to dominate new electric generating capacity.


Suzlon Facility Lends Key Assist In Developing 'The Wind Technicians Of Tomorrow'

The turbine manufacturer’s Elgin, Ill.-based training facility is the culmination of a program that puts a new twist on a proven method of instruction.


Having Their Say: CanWEA Clarifies True Source Of Canadian Wind Success

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) takes issue with a recent report summary regarding various renewable energy policies in North America.


FWS Issues Landmark Eagle Take Permit: What Does It Mean For Wind Projects?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) recent decision has far-ranging implications for operating wind farms, as well as for those under development.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Navigant_id1983