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January 16, 2013
Gamesa Technology Corp. Inc., of Trevose, has secured a 10-year contract to provide operation and maintenance for the 264-megawatt NedPower Mount Storm wind-power project in West Virginia. The agreement is a renewal of a five-year contract that ends in June. Under the full-service contract, Gamesa will maintain the 132 Gamesa turbines in Grant County, W.Va., one of the largest wind farms in the eastern United States. NedPower is owned by Dominion Resources Inc. and Shell WindEnergy Inc. Gamesa did not disclose terms of the contract, which involves the employment of about six people.
NEWS
June 9, 2010
A contract agreement has been reached between wind-energy company Gamesa Technology Corp. and about 300 United Steelworkers, many of whom help build blades and other turbine components at sites in Fairless Hills and in Ebensburg, Cambria County. The four-year pact, ratified June 4, contains wage increases of 5 percent the first year and 3 percent each of the remaining years, and benefit enhancements, according to the union and the company. The collective bargaining agreement replaces a contract that expired May 31. Gamesa has a workforce of about 800 in Pennsylvania, including offices in Oxford Valley and Center City, and plans to add up to 20 people at each of its two factories, with the hiring process "only now getting underway," a spokesman said.
BUSINESS
September 24, 2004 | By Mario F. Cattabiani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Spanish wind-energy company Gamesa Corp. announced yesterday that it would locate its U.S. headquarters and East Coast development offices in Philadelphia and would soon decide where in Pennsylvania to build a manufacturing plant for turbine blades. The company, based in Vitoria, Spain, also intends to build wind farms producing about 400 megawatts, enough electricity to power 135,000 homes, Gov. Rendell said at a Capitol news conference yesterday. Gamesa's decision to locate in the Keystone State "vindicates a policy we have been following" to promote the increased use of renewable energy statewide, Rendell said.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2009 | BY DIANE MASTRULL / INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The winds of change blew across the rapidly evolving green-technology landscape earlier this year, taking with them nearly 200 jobs from Lower Bucks County. The latest generation of wind turbines needs bigger blades than the 140-foot-long, 6-ton models that Gamesa Technology Corp. Inc. has been making at its factory in Fairless Hills. So company officials announced 184 layoffs in January and said the blade work would be transferred to a larger Gamesa plant in the center of the state, near Altoona.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2009 | Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
The winds of change blew across the rapidly evolving green-technology landscape earlier this year, taking with them nearly 200 jobs from Lower Bucks County. The latest generation of wind turbines needs bigger blades than the 140-foot-long, 6-ton models that Gamesa Technology Corp. Inc. has been making at its factory in Fairless Hills. So company officials announced 184 layoffs in January and said the blade work would be transferred to a larger Gamesa plant in the center of the state, near Altoona.
NEWS
June 1, 2007 | By Mario F. Cattabiani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gov. Rendell is tilting for economic windfalls in the land of Don Quixote. Rendell arrived in Madrid, Spain, yesterday to begin a six-day international trade mission - his first as governor - hoping to lure more businesses to Pennsylvania as he did in 2004 with Spanish wind-energy giant Gamesa Corp. Rendell is to take part in a roundtable discussion on renewable energy organized by Gamesa, and will meet with executives of about 15 Spanish companies. Gamesa is investing $84 million to locate its U.S. headquarters and four manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania.
NEWS
September 3, 2012
In the Philadelphia region, the rebirth of the defunct U.S. Steel site in Bucks County makes the best case for winning the high-stakes gamble being played out in Congress over extending vital, government incentives for developing wind-energy systems. It's at the old Fairless Works that the Spanish turbine manufacturer Gamesa has employed hundreds of people, and where predicted layoffs affecting 20 percent of the firm's Pennsylvania workforce would hit hard. Gamesa has grown by leaps, building wind-power equipment and wind farms that generate 40 percent of the state's wind power - all while relying on domestic suppliers for an increasingly large share of its components.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2013
In the Region   Plan for giant wind farms off N.J.   Atlantic Wind Connection announced Tuesday that it selected New Jersey for the first phase for its transmission project that envisions connecting giant offshore wind farms to the power grid. The Princeton consortium's plans call for converting power generated by wind turbines to high-voltage direct-current electricity that would be transmitted to the mainland by undersea cables. The power would be converted on offshore platforms about 260 feet long, 165 feet wide and 11 stories above the water, according to its application filed with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management . The NJ Energy Link would connect offshore power to users in northern, central and southern New Jersey.
NEWS
January 11, 2007 | By Cynthia Henry
Secretary of Energy Ed Rendell? That aspiration might have seemed far-fetched four years ago, when Rendell was sworn in for his first term as Pennsylvania governor. But times have changed, as he looks to his second inaugural Tuesday. He claims he's finished running for elective office, but a White House Cabinet post someday? He'd be energetic. These days, phrases such as wind turbine, cellulosic ethanol, and coal gasification roll off Rendell's tongue faster than a cheesesteak.
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November 19, 2014
ISSUE | APPRECIATION Central to great art The William Glackens exhibit at the Barnes Foundation museum is a pure delight - despite Thomas Hine's negativity in his critique and the reluctance of the curator to mention the Ashcan School, in which Glackens and company were popularly classified ("William Glackens: A career divided," Nov. 9). And cheers for two Central High boys - Glackens and Albert C. Barnes - who made good. |Henry and Bobbie Shaffner, Bala Cynwyd Send a critic to cover The state's massive deficit should make for interesting theater when the legislature tries to explain how the budget crisis is the fault of Tom Wolf.
BUSINESS
January 31, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. branch of the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa is facing some stiff headwinds. Gamesa USA on Monday gave notice that it will close its Western Pennsylvania plant, which manufactures giant turbine blades, and eliminate the 62 remaining jobs by the end of March. And the outlook is only slightly brighter at Gamesa's manufacturing operations in Fairless Hills, Bucks County, which opened to much fanfare in 2005. "We used to have 500 workers at Fairless Hills," said Lew Dopson, the subdistrict director for the United Steelworkers union.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2013 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gamesa Technology Corp., the Spanish wind-turbine maker with U.S. headquarters in Trevose, said it has sold 10 of its new high-capacity turbines to its first U.S. customer, the Big Turtle Wind Farm near Harbor Beach, Mich. Gamesa said the G114-2.0 megawatt wind turbines, which have a rotor diameter of 114 meters or 374 feet, are designed to significantly increase energy output from low- and medium-wind sites. The new turbine has a 38 percent larger swept area than Gamesa's 97-meter turbine.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2013
In the Region UGI's Greenberg retires as CEO   It's official: Lon R. Greenberg, 62, who has led UGI Corp. since 1995, will retire as chief executive officer of the Valley Forge energy company on April 1. He will be succeeded by John L. Walsh, president and chief operating officer. Greenberg will remain as nonexecutive chairman on the boards of UGI and its related AmeriGas Propane Inc. and UGI Utilities Inc. The UGI board outlined the succession plan in September.
NEWS
January 16, 2013
Gamesa Technology Corp. Inc., of Trevose, has secured a 10-year contract to provide operation and maintenance for the 264-megawatt NedPower Mount Storm wind-power project in West Virginia. The agreement is a renewal of a five-year contract that ends in June. Under the full-service contract, Gamesa will maintain the 132 Gamesa turbines in Grant County, W.Va., one of the largest wind farms in the eastern United States. NedPower is owned by Dominion Resources Inc. and Shell WindEnergy Inc. Gamesa did not disclose terms of the contract, which involves the employment of about six people.
NEWS
September 3, 2012
In the Philadelphia region, the rebirth of the defunct U.S. Steel site in Bucks County makes the best case for winning the high-stakes gamble being played out in Congress over extending vital, government incentives for developing wind-energy systems. It's at the old Fairless Works that the Spanish turbine manufacturer Gamesa has employed hundreds of people, and where predicted layoffs affecting 20 percent of the firm's Pennsylvania workforce would hit hard. Gamesa has grown by leaps, building wind-power equipment and wind farms that generate 40 percent of the state's wind power - all while relying on domestic suppliers for an increasingly large share of its components.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2012 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wind-turbine manufacturer Gamesa, a Spanish company with U.S. headquarters in Langhorne, is working with the Department of Energy to transform wind-power technology, making it cheaper and more reliable. Gamesa has sent a turbine to the department's National Renewable Energy Lab in Colorado, where scientists will load it with sensors to verify how much power is produced at certain wind speeds and otherwise check the accuracy of computer models used to design the equipment. With all the instrumentation, one might compare the turbine to a heart patient, except "this is more like an athlete," said Jeroen van Dam, senior engineer at the lab. By better understanding how the turbine works, engineers can design closer to the limits, he said.
NEWS
June 9, 2010
A contract agreement has been reached between wind-energy company Gamesa Technology Corp. and about 300 United Steelworkers, many of whom help build blades and other turbine components at sites in Fairless Hills and in Ebensburg, Cambria County. The four-year pact, ratified June 4, contains wage increases of 5 percent the first year and 3 percent each of the remaining years, and benefit enhancements, according to the union and the company. The collective bargaining agreement replaces a contract that expired May 31. Gamesa has a workforce of about 800 in Pennsylvania, including offices in Oxford Valley and Center City, and plans to add up to 20 people at each of its two factories, with the hiring process "only now getting underway," a spokesman said.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2009 | BY DIANE MASTRULL / INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The winds of change blew across the rapidly evolving green-technology landscape earlier this year, taking with them nearly 200 jobs from Lower Bucks County. The latest generation of wind turbines needs bigger blades than the 140-foot-long, 6-ton models that Gamesa Technology Corp. Inc. has been making at its factory in Fairless Hills. So company officials announced 184 layoffs in January and said the blade work would be transferred to a larger Gamesa plant in the center of the state, near Altoona.
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