Gamesa has completed the installation of the prototype in March 2014, triggering the start of an intensive process of validating and certifying the new turbine. The company anticipates obtaining type certification for the prototype by the end of 2014.

According to Gamesa, this step in the company’s product strategy follows the installation of its 50Hz model G114-2.0MW prototype in Alaiz, Spain, earlier 2014. The 50Hz model G114-2.0MW prototype has already started generating power.

The Gamesa G114-2.0 MW wind turbine has low power density. The wind turbine will help the company meet one of its targets to significantly reduce cost of energy among Gamesa’s wind turbine products for medium and low wind speed sites.

The turbine features a 114m diameter rotor with a swept area 38% greater than that of the G97-2.0MW turbine, while producing 20% more energy a year.

Until now, Gamesa has received contracts and framework agreements for its G114-2.0MW turbine covering 504MW.

The company has a framework agreement with EDP Renewables in the US for the supply of up to 450MW through 2016. It has a contract with Eolus Vind for the supply of four of its G114-2.0 MW turbines in Sweden.