Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica
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|Type||Public (BMAD: GAM)|
|Key people||Guillermo Ulacia (Chairman of the board and CEO)|
|Products||Wind turbines, construction and sale of wind farms, solar energy products|
|Revenue||€3.274 billion (2007)|
|Operating income||▲ €250 million (2007)|
|Profit||▲ €220 million (2007)|
Its headquarters are in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. It develops, manages and sells wind farms, for which it also supplies the turbines. It is the market leader in Spain and is the second largest company in the sector worldwide with a market share of 15.5 % in 2008.
The company has installed more than 10,000 MW of production in four continents, saving the equivalent of 51.9 millions of tons of carbon dioxide annually. It presently has over 20,000 MW of production in development in Europe, America and Asia and it is also involved in the construction and development of photovoltaic power stations.
Gamesa began operations in 1976 focused at that time on developing new technologies and applying them to emerging activities. These included robotics, microelectronics Aeronautics and the development of composite materials. In 1994, Gamesa Eólica was created as a subsidiary specializing in the manufacture of wind turbines. The company became involved in the development, construction and operations of wind farms in 1995 and completed its first wind farm the following year.
The Corporation was officially listed on the stock exchange on October 31, 2000 and joined the select IBEX 35 on April 24, 2001.
Since 2006, the company has focused on technologies associated with sustainable energy, principally wind power. It has divested of its interests in Aeronautics, which were sold off to form a new company known as Aernnova ; and Services which were sold off to form a new company known as Global energy Services.
Gamesa is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index , the FTSE4Good index  which is concerned with corporate social responsibility on the KLD Global Climate 100 Index, and on the Global 100 Index of the 100 most sustainable companies in the world .
 Current projects
Gamesa is involved in the construction of the Allegheny Ridge Wind Farm.
 See also
- Wind power
- Wind power in Spain
- Wind power in the United States
- Wind power in the European Union
- Wind power in China
- Wind power in the United Kingdom
- List of wind turbine manufacturers
- ^ a b c d "Annual Report 2007". Gamesa. http://www.gamesa.es/files/File/MemoriaAnual2007_en.pdf. Retrieved on 2009-01-11.
- ^ Baratti, Gianluca (22 October 2008). "Gamesa Plunges on Plan to Halt Turbine Production in December". Bloomberg. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aR9dCbPAEjmw. Retrieved on 2009-01-11.
- ^ Barriviera, Guadalupe; Tobin, Paul (30 May 2008). "Gamesa Aims to Control a Fifth of Wind-Turbine Market". Bloomberg. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=aRXO.oeLOq4E&refer=europe. Retrieved on 2009-01-11.
- ^ Aernnova homepage
- ^ Dow Jones Sustainability Index
- ^ FTSE4Good
- ^ 100 most sustainable companies in the world
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