Wind energy technology group Gamesa on Wednesday unveiled its latest offering, the G132-3.3 MW turbine that Europe, Middle East and Africa sales director Francisco Arzoz said was “ideal” for South Africa’s wind conditions.
The new 3.3 MW turbine was a progression on the Spanish company’s 2 MW and 2.5 MW platforms, of which a cumulative 20.9 GW was installed in 35 countries, leveraging the same mechanical and electrical systems with a boosted nominal capacity.
The upgrade delivered 50% and 30% more energy than the G114-2 MW and G114-2.5 MW respectively, he said in a statement on Wednesday.
“The G132-3.3 MW . . . is perfectly adapted to the country's requirements [and] guaranteed maximum output in the medium- and low-wind conditions that characterise this market,” Arzoz said.
Further, while producing more energy in medium wind speed conditions, a wind farm equipped with ten G132-3.3 MW turbines prevented some 49 500 t of carbon dioxide emissions.
Gamesa entered South Africa in 2011, after identifying the African country as one of the highest potential markets on the continent.