Gestamp Wind wins 114 new megawatts of wind power in Brazil
(Madrid , December 27, 2011 ) . ANEEL ( National Electric Energy Agency ) has awarded Gestamp Wind , wind energy division of Gestamp Renewables (Corporación Gestamp ) , five projects in Rio Grande do Norte , Brazil, with a total capacity of 114 MW , achieving a 9.4 % of the total power allocated ( 1,211 MW).Gestamp Wind will have a power purchase agreement for 20 years, with a deadline for its launch in January 2016.
With this award , Gestamp Wind increases its international presence and reaffirms its commitment to wind development in foreign markets.
Dionisio Fernández Auray, CEO of Gestamp Wind , said : " This new contract consolidates our presence in Brazil, which in 2012 represented a third of the business of Gestamp Wind" .
About Gestamp Wind
Gestamp Wind is the wind energy subsidiary of Gestamp Renewables, specialized in the development , construction and operation of wind farm projects in Europe , Brazil, USA , Turkey and South Africa.
Gestamp Wind is one of the leading companies in the wind energy business , vertically integrating the development, construction and operation of wind farms . The Company already available in 2012 of more than 500 MW in operation, and a portfolio of advanced projects of over 2,000 MW in the markets where it operates.
About Gestamp Corporacion Gestamp Renewables -
Gestamp Corporation , parent company of Gestamp Renewables, is a multinational leader in Europe in the steel , automotive components and renewable energy .
Currently present in 25 countries in Europe , America and Asia , with 118 industrial plants and has a global workforce of 30,000 employees. Corporación Gestamp will end 2011 with a turnover of 7,000 million euros.
About Gestamp Renewables - Corporation Gestamp
Gestamp Renewables ( www.gestampren.com ) , a division of Corporación Gestamp , is an industrial operator and supplier of components in the field of renewable energies with a single integrated business model , with presence in the entire value chain, from manufacture and supply of components to the development, construction , maintenance, operation and development of wind energy projects , solar and biomass.
Gestamp Renewables integrates three lines of activity in Corporacion Gestamp 's renewable energies : Gestamp Solar, Gestamp Wind and Gestamp Biomass . With a clear commitment to international growth , currently present in Europe, USA , Latin America, Brazil , India , Turkey and South Africa.