The Basque region-based industries, like the automotive and aerospace, are global and cutting hedge. They export between 70% and 90% of their production, achieving surpluses for the region’s trade balance, of some 5 billion euros in one of the last few years.
Spanish business woman Alicia Koplowitz has made an initial investment of 2 million euros in wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa via her sicav. The move comes at a time when Gamesa and Germany’s Siemens are involved in merging their wind energy business.
The Spanish wind energy company will start to operate in the Dutch market with an agreement to provide 11 MW and has also signed other five in France, Italy and Greece to install about 72 MW. Gamesa Dutch project entails replacing old turbines in different wind farms –three G58-850 kW units and ten G52-850 kW units.
Siemens has identified three key points which could delay or even thwart the deal it is negotiating with Spanish firm Gamesa. The most important is resolving the problem of eliminating competition in the industry, which a tie-up between the two companies would provoke. This issue could cause the transaction to be blocked.
MADRID | By Julia Pastor | What can small countries’ firms do in the world biggest democracy, built on 28 nations more than regions? Some Spanish companies in India have been able to manage big four toll roads (Isolux), control 80% of its airspace safety (Indra), excel in the olive oil market (Borges), or even list in the Bombay’s stock exchange (CIE Automotive). After the historical victory of Narendra Modi their prospects are even better, considering that India’s middle-upper class ranges between 50 and 300 million people.
MADRID | By Julia Pastor | Spain’s manufacturer Gamesa opened earlier this week its first wind farm in Finland. This operation is strategic for the firm because of the Nordic country’s market- it could install about 1,550 MW of wind energy in next four years-. Beating Danish Vestas, the largest firm of wind turbines in the world, makes the project even more noticeable.
As a wind farm developer, Gamesa has brought 126 MW of capacity online in France and has a project portfolio of more than 570 MW.
LONDON | The Spanish wind energy firm Gamesa announced Friday it will pursue an agreement with the Port of Leith for the set up of a major offshore manufacturing base in the UK. The project would include blade and nacelles plants, port logistics and operating and maintaining services. The company estimates that the new British manufacturing base could create about 800 new jobs, with an initial investment of about €150 million….