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Goldwind has signed a 51 MW wind turbine supply contract with Energoimport, a subsidiary of Union Electrica, in Cuba.

Under the contract, 34 units of Goldwind's 1.5 MW direct-drive permanent magnet (DDPM) wind turbines will be delivered to Cuba. The company will also provide additional services, including turbine transportation, installation, trial operations, and a two-year warranty for maintenance. Goldwind notes this is its second Cuban, following one for six units of 750 kW wind turbines delivered in 2009.

The La Herradura project is located in the northwest of Las Tunas province and is 700 km from La Habana, Cuba’s capital. Goldwind says the region has a marine climate and is a Class IIA wind speed area with an average speed of approximately 7.5 m/s. The company adds that it will provide customized 77/1500 DDPM wind turbines to optimize its operating performance under local conditions.

All turbines are expected to be delivered by the end of 2014. The turbine installations are scheduled to be completed by June 2015, while connection to the local electric grid is scheduled to be completed by September 2015. According to company estimates, the power generated by this project will exceed 1% of Cuba’s total generation.

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