Spanish firm Gamesa has won a contract from Eolicas do Sul to deliver 72 turbines totaling 144MW for six wind farms located in southern Brazil.

As per the contract, Gamesa will be responsible for supply, transport, installation and commissioning of 72xG97-2.0MW turbines for the wind projects in Chui wind complex in Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil.

Scope of the contract also includes civil engineering work as well as the provision of operation and maintenance services for a period of 15 years.

Gamesa said the turbines will be manufactured at the company’s Camaçari factory. Supply of the turbines would start in the third quarter of 2014.

The commissioning of the projects is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2015.

Gamesa South Cone managing director Edgard Corrochano said, "This new contract consolidates Gamesa as one of the leading turbine makers in Brazil, a position underpinned by the combination of our global technological prowess with local know-how, coupled with our commitment to community development, creating jobs and generating wealth through local supply chain development."

With the latest contract, Gamesa’s total orders in Brazil now stands over 1,400MW.