Wind turbines manufacturer, Gamesa will begin the delivery of its G97-2.0MW turbine for the 36MW Big Blue wind farm being built in Minnesota, US.

A total of 18 G97-2.0MW turbines will be installed at the project in Faribault County.

The wind farm is being developed by Exergy Development Group and on completion will be owned by its subsidiary, Big Blue Wind Farm.

Gamesa said the G97-2.0 MW Class IIIA has been specifically designed for low-wind sites and features nacelle enhancements and an aerodynamic blade which optimizes energy output.

Installations on site are expected to begin in September 2012.

Gamesa North America marketing vice president David Rosenberg said, "This is a new collaboration that brings Gamesa’s innovative wind turbine technology into Exergy’s expanding renewable energy development portfolio, and it enables us to showcase a new turbine model that can increase the potential for wind development across the United States."

The energy generated by the project, which is expected to be operational by the end of 2012, will be purchased by Northern States Power, a US based electric and natural gas utility.

Power generated by the wind farm is expected to meet the power needs of 20,000 homes annually in the region.