in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Gamesa has signed a seven-year operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with FCC covering 397 wind turbines that have a total output of 421 MW. The deal includes maintenance on 120 660 kW, 184 850 kW and 93 2 MW turbines across 14 wind farms in Spain.

Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will install its algorithm improvement program in FCC’s 850 kW and 2 MW turbines. This program optimizes turbine productivity by enhancing load curves and increasing operating ranges. FCC’s 2 MW turbines will also be fitted with Gamesa Premium Availability (GPA) system, which is designed to boost availability, diminish risks and reduce the cost of energy.

From operational and software upgrades to minor repair work, the company says GPA streamlines logistics for major repair work and preventative maintenance systems. The design and process improvements maximize turbine availability and can lower a wind farm’s operating expenses by up to 10%.

Spain-based construction, infrastructure and water management services provider FCC has a presence in more than 50 countries, Gamesa notes.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?

The California Wind Energy Association says it is disappointed with the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which was recently released by state and federal agencies.


New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension

U.S. representatives have introduced the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014, which would extend the production tax credit (PTC) and other provisions through 2016.


Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Future Energy_id2008
UnitedEquip_id1995