Gamesa is to install its Energy Thrust software in 54 wind farms operated by Iberdrola.

The software boosts turbine efficiency and will be fitted at wind farms in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, RomaGamesa signs software deal with Iberdrolania, Greece and Cyprus.

“This contract reinforces our work as technology experts and value-added O&M specialists,” said Xabier Urcelay, director of services at Gamesa.

Gamesa developed Energy Thrust to make its 660 kW, 850 kW and 2 MW platforms more efficient.

The system is endorsed by DNV-GL and is already installed in 1967 turbines in operation in 14 countries.

Using the software means turbine output is increased by up to 5 per cent on average, said Gamesa.

“Energy Thrust enables adaptation of wind turbines to specific site conditions, boosting the volume of power delivered to the grid in all wind conditions,” the company added in a statement.