Top Wind Turbine Maker Signs Deal with Chinese Firm

China accounts for around 20% of Gamesa's total sales and the company aims to boost this amount to 30% by the end of 2013.

Spain's Gamesa, one of the world's largest wind turbine makers, announced on Sept. 27 a new contract with a state-owned Chinese firm that is part of a surge in clear energy investments in China.

The company will build wind parks capable of generating 200 megawatts in China's Inner Mongolia province for Huadian New Energy Development Company that will use 2.0-megawatt turbines, Gamesa said.

The company employs 1,200 people in China. It has six manufacturing plants in Tianjin and Jilin provinces, and is about to finish construction of a new factory in Inner Mongolia.

China accounts for around 20% of Gamesa's total sales and the company aims to boost this amount to 30% by the end of 2013.

China wants renewable energy sources such as wind to meet 15% of its energy needs by 2020, double its share in 2005.

Gamesa has installed nearly 3,000 turbines at more than 60 sites across China since 2000.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2011

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