Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has signed a contract to build, deliver and install a 50-MW wind farm as a turnkey project for Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (GME) in Costa Rica.
Gamesa will install 25 of its G87-2.0 MW wind turbines in the Orosí wind farm, financed by multilateral funding from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im Bank), the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the International Bank of Costa Rica (BICSA). The wind farm, in Guanacaste region, is expected to be finished at the end of 2014- early 2015.
Pursuant to the agreement, Gamesa will also develop all necessary infrastructures for the project’s installation and operation, including an electricity substation, a high-tension line and the site’s connection to the power grid.
Furthermore, it will carry out operation and maintenance (O&M) services at the wind farm for a period of 5 years. For the third time, Gamesa will work with GME, after completing the Cerro de Hula project (116 MW), in Honduras, the Central America’s largest wind farm, and the Eolo wind farm (44 MW) in Nicaragua. To date, Gamesa has installed 12.75 MW in Costa Rica, in the Los Santos wind farm.