Gamesa is to build two wind farms in India, of 50 MW and 108 MW, under turnkey arrangements1 for one of the country’s leading independent power producers (IPP). Moreover, the company has secured several orders1 for the supply of another 36 MW at four wind farms in India.
Located in the states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, the two wind farms will be equipped with 25 and 54 of the company’s G97-2.0 MW Class S turbines, a new wind turbine variant with a tower height of 104 metres custom-designed for the low wind speed sites typical of India. The company will handle all of the infrastructure needed to install and operate both turnkey projects, which are slated for commissioning in July 2015 and February 2016, and will maintain the two facilities under long-term service contracts.
Gamesa has also signed orders from several customers for the supply of another 18 of its G97-2.0 MW wind turbines (36 MW in total) at four wind farms located in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The agreements also encompass the provision of the related operation and maintenance services over the medium and long term.
Gamesa in India
In recent years, India has emerged as one of the most promising wind power markets: installed capacity is expected to increase from close to 23,000 MW today to 40,000 MW by the end of 2019, driven by huge pent-up demand for electricity, according to sector consultancy BTM’s estimates.
The new orders obtained by Gamesa in India reinforce its solid commercial positioning: according to BTM, the company ended 2014 as the leading OEM in the country for the second year running, with a market share of 32% in 2014, compared to 21% in 2013.
Gamesa’s presence in India – as technology provider and wind farm developer – dates back to 2009. To date, Gamesa has installed over 1,700 MW and services close to 1,450 MW under O&M agreements. In addition, in its capacity as wind farm developer, it has developed over 1,000 MW.