Gamesa completed assembly this morning of Spain's first prototype offshore turbine. The tower, nacelle and blades for the G128-5.0MW unit were installed at Arinaga Quay, Gran Canaria.
The G128-5.0MW offshore turbine is based on the proven technology of Gamesa's 4.5MW system. The components were shipped last month from Bilbao, with the three 62.5m blades being the longest ever produced and transported in Spain.
Gamesa will now commence electrical assembly and grid connection work. It aims to have the turbine fully operational by the third quarter of this year and for certification to be achieved in the following months. The installation of the initial offshore units is set to follow in 2014.