- Published: 19 November 2015 19 November 2015
Gamesa has launched the first model from its new 3.3MW platform: the Gamesa G132-3.3MW, designed especially for medium wind speeds.
The new platform is based on the technology used in the company's 2.0MW and 2.5MW platforms by using the same mechanical and electrical systems but boosting nominal capacity to 3.3MW. This new turbine's blade, which is made from fibreglass and stretches 64.5 metres, features a new family of aerodynamic edges which increase annual output while minimising noise emissions. The new turbine also comes in four different tower heights, which range from 84 to 134 metres.Tthe G132-3.3MW delivers 50% and 30% more energy than the G114-2.0MW and G114-2.5MW (both also turbines for class II winds), respectively. The first G132-3.3MW prototype will be installed in mid-2016, while serial production is scheduled to begin during the first quarter of 2017. The company expects to secure type certification by the end of 2016.