One of the keys to Gamesa’s success is the constant development of new and advanced products adapted to customers’ needs in any type of site and with maximum profitability.
With this purpose in mind the new Gamesa 3.3 MW platform has been launched with its first model: the G132-3.3 MW wind turbine for Class II sites. A new generation of multi-megawatt turbines that reaches the market to become the best solution in terms of Cost of Energy in the 3.0-3.6 MW segment, one of the most competitive and demanding. This new platform, together with the current Gamesa 2.0 MW, Gamesa 2.5 MW and Gamesa 5.0 MW, makes the company product portfolio one of the most complete and versatile in the market and allows Gamesa to assure the best solution for customers’ projects.
Thanks to the operative experience accumulated by Gamesa throughout more than 20 years in the wind energy market, the G132-3.3 MW wind turbine enables the company to guarantee the highest levels of reliability. The use of mature and proven technology available in Gamesa’s current portfolio has resulted in the first G132-3.3 MW prototype installed in 2016.
The G132-3.3 MW IIA wind turbine is integrated in the portfolio of Gamesa with a clear objective: to complement the product offer for medium-wind sites in markets where the customers require solutions with nominal powers higher than 3 MW.
The G132-3.3 MW turbine improves on the production capacity of the models G114-2.0 MW and G114-2.5 MW, available for Class II sites, both boosting the nominal power up to 3.3 MW and increasing the rotor swept area by 34%, which makes it one of the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for medium-wind sites.
With a 64.5 m fiberglass blade, optimized for Class II sites and with airfoils that have already been thoroughly tested and validated in the G132-5.0 MW IIA wind turbine (first prototype installed in Alaiz -Spain- in the second quarter of 2015), the new model G132-3.3 MW guarantees maximum energy production and low noise emission levels, with maximum theoretical value for this turbine fixed at 105.7 dBA.
Gamesa incorporates proven technology into this model, such as the combination of a three-stage gearbox (two planetary stages and one parallel) and a doubly-fed induction generator, the same solution used in the Gamesa 2.0 MW platform, which has 26 GW installed worldwide.
The G132-3.3 MW wind turbine also has an extensive portfolio of towers with heights ranging from 84 m to 154 m, which enables it to comply with the different maximum blade tip height restrictions in certain markets.