Published: 28 September 2010 28 September 2010
Games will triple its investment in China through 2012 to expand and adapt its manufacturing centres for the development of its new turbine systems.
Gamesa, which by 2009 had invested a total of € 42 million on facilities in China, plans to invest more than € 90 million (2010-2012), bringing its cumulative investments to more than € 130 million, to meet rising demand from the wind energy industry in the Asian country and to address local production needs, in the medium term, for its new G9X-2.0 MW, G10X-4.5 MW and offshore turbine systems. Recently the company has broken ground on its sixth manufacturing centre in China, a factory in the province of Inner Mongolia. The factory is designed for the assembly of nacelles for the G8X-2 MW turbine model, and will have annual production capacity totalling 500 MW. The plant is set to begin operating in 2011. This news comes four months after Gamesa celebrated the groundbreaking of its fifth manufacturing plant in China (equipped with annual production capacity of 500 MW of G8X-2 MW wind turbines) in the city of Da’an, in Jilin Province (in northwest China). In addition to the two factories currently under construction, Gamesa has four manufacturing centres (blades, nacelle, generators and gearbox assembly) in the province of Tianjin, home to the company’s largest manufacturing base outside of Spain. When Jilin and Inner Mongolia come online in 2011, Gamesa's production capacity in China will total 1,500 MW per year.