Gamesa is breaking ground on its fifth manufacturing plant in China, in the city of Da'an. The factory, which is scheduled to begin operating in 2011, will manufacture the G8X 2-megawatt (MW) wind turbines and is expected to have a production capacity of 500 MW per year.

Once the new facility is complete, Gamesa's manufacturing capacity in China will rise to 1,500 MW in one year.