Gamesa has inaugurated its new factory in the Nellore region, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, one of the country’s fastest-growing wind power producing regions.
Construction of this manufacturing facility, one of the company’s largest in India, is framed by Gamesa’s growth plans, which contemplate capex of more than € 100 million through 2017 to reinforce its manufacturing presence in this market.
The inauguration ceremony was presided by Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Ramesh Kymal, CEO of India, José Antonio Cortajarena, Chief Corporate and General Secretary, Iñaki Murgiondo, Industrial Managing Director, and Enrique Pedrosa, Commercial Managing Director, among other executives, attended on behalf of Gamesa.
Phase one of this new facility, already up and running, is earmarked for the manufacture of the blades for the G114-2.0 MW class S turbines, a product custom-configured for India’s wind conditions. Phase two, due to come online in the middle of this year, will increase blade production capacity as well as enabling the production of generators and photovoltaic inverters.
The factory currently employs 500 people and its headcount is expected to rise to 1,000 within three years.