FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2014
Steve Horning 202-565-3200
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) awarded its Renewable Energy Exporter of the Year distinction to a major supplier in the wind power market, Gamesa Wind US, LLC.Gamesa's wind turbines generate electricity in 42 countries, and its sales of American-made machinery support hundreds of U.S. jobs, according to the Departments of Commerce and Labor.The award was presented at the Bank's Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
During the past four years, Ex-Im Bank collaborated with Gamesa on four renewable power transactions, which in part supported 800 Pennsylvania employees of the company.Two of the four involved projects in Honduras; similar export sales were transacted with Costa Rica and Uruguay.
Ex-Im Bank set a priority on financing renewable energy exports, for both business and national policy reasons.Gamesa's export sales maintain good American jobs, and their products make a cleaner environment for everybody, said Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg.At no cost to taxpayers, the Bank enables U.S. exporters such as Gamesa to secure a place in a growing market for utility-scale wind projects, especially in Latin America.