Gamesa's 5MW Offshore Turbine Obtains Design Certification

Ensures Timely Launch, Sales, and Manufacturing Potential

February 3, 2013
Manufacturing Group

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has, as scheduled, made further progress on its offshore strategy, securing IEC 61400-22 design certification for its G128-5.0MW offshore wind turbine from independent organization Det Norske Veritas (DNV). 

This achievement represents a major milestone in the certification process for Gamesa's offshore turbine, ensuring the timely launch, sales, and manufacturing potential of the company's offshore turbine systems in coming years.

Installation of the first G128-5.0MW turbine prototype has already begun on the Arinaga Quay on the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). Gamesa expects to start commissioning in the second quarter of 2013, with the aim of securing certification in early 2014, further to which the company could begin erecting the first machines at an offshore wind farm.