The six projects will begin the construction works by the end of this year and commissioning is estimated before the end of 2019
Gamesa Electric will be the supplier of PV Solar Power Stations for six projects that OPDE will build in Spain. The total power of these projects is 300 MW.
The scope of supply for each of these projects is 9 x 5,2 MVA PV Solar Power Stations. Each one includes two of our high efficiency Gamesa E-2.5 MVA-SB-I PV Inverters at 1500Vdc, which scores one of the highest efficiencies in the PV market (99.0% maximum efficiency; 98.8% European efficiency). In addition, each PV Solar Power Station integrates a step-up transformer and a medium voltage protection switchgear.
All these will be integrated within a prefabricated concrete solution with all the connections fully wired and factory tested, for ease of both field assembly and installation.
The construction works for these projects will start by last quarter of this year. A total of 200MW are part of the project package won by OPDE in the renewable energy auction celebrated in 2017, with a commissioning date before end of 2019.
About Gamesa Electric
With more than 2.250 photovoltaic inverters installed worldwide, Gamesa Electric has led the R&D investment in the power electronics sector in Spain since its entrance in the market back in 1979. The company manufactured more than 2.5GW of power electronics equipment in 2017, mainly for wind power and solar PV markets, and expects an increase on the photovoltaic production of a 70% this year.
Gamesa Electric employs more than 500 people and, thanks to the increase in the activity, the company has recently inaugurated a new factory for both manufacturing and validation of power electronics equipment in Madrid (Spain). These new facilities are equipped with two test benches for testing and validating electric systems with capacity up to 10 MW.
The multinational company OPDE has recently revealed its new name “Opdenergy. It has also renovated its corporate image as a consolidation of both its internationalization process and the growth in the business experimented in the last years. The new image is adapted to the strategy that the company has been applying lately, diversifying its activity in other renewable energy sources ─besides solar photovoltaic─ and adapting to the new market tendencies, focused on a mix of energy solutions.
Opdenergy, with headquarters in Navarra (Spain), counts also with delegations in Mexico, Chile, United Kingdom, USA and Italy. Among the company´s latest achievements, it´s worth mentioning the beginning of construction of 144 MW in Mexico, country where it has consolidated itself as a reference company. Also, the awarding of 200 MW in the energy auction celebrated in Spain, and the 176GWh per year awarded in Chile, which construction is estimated to begin in 2019.
Source | Gamesa Electric