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Gamesa and Bahía of Brazil signed collaboration agreement

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Gamesa and the government of Bahía in Brazil signed an agreement for the joint promotion of innovation and skills training in the renewable energy arena in this region of Brazil.

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The signing ceremony was attended by Rui Costa, Governor of the State of Bahía, Jorge Hereda, the Governor's Secretary for Economic Development, Manoel Mendonça, Secretary for Science and Technology and Paulo Guimarães, Deputy Secretary for Economic Development.

Gamesa was duly represented by Ignacio Martín, Gamesa's Chairman, Xabier Etxeberria, Business CEO, José Antonio Cortajarena, General Secretary and Corporate CEO, and Jon Lezamiz, Director of Institutional Relations.

Notably among the projects encompassed by the agreement, Gamesa and the Government of Bahía will work together to implement Gamesa University which will specialise in training professionals to carry out wind turbine operation and maintenance services.

This centre, which may be up and running as early as 2016, would cater to more than 200 people a year.

In addition, this collaboration agreement envisages the possibility of setting up a wind turbine testing unit associated with a public university from Bahía, as well as implementation of laboratories for certifying Gamesa equipment in order to boost the transfer of wind energy know-how to the region.

The alliance will also encompass agreements with universities and vocational training centres in Bahía, similarly to foster know-how and innovation.

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