Gamesa continues to grow its presence in India with two recently signed agreements for the supply of an aggregate 260 MW.
The first order, from Indian developer and independent power producer (IPP) Greenko, encompasses the supply, installation and commissioning of 80 of the company’s G97-2.0 MW turbines (160 MW). More specifically, Gamesa will install 30 turbines at Jaisalmer Region, in the state of Rajasthan, and another 50 at Basavanabagewadi, in Karnataka. The turbines are slated for delivery during the first quarter of this year and the wind farms are expected to be commissioned by June 2015. The company will also operate and maintain all 80 turbines in the long term.
This contract is included in a new framework agreement to commission 300 MW wind power projects in India, signed by Gamesa and Greenko. The second phase of 140 MW is expected to be secured during the second quarter of the year, in different wind farms located in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
The second order, meanwhile, placed by Indian developer CLP India, covers the turnkey construction of a 100-MW wind farm at Chandgargh, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The company, which will handle all of the infrastructure needed to install and operate the complex, will install 50 G97-2.0 MW turbines and also service them in the long term. The turbines are due for delivery during the first half of this year and the wind farm will be commissioned in December 2015.
Both the 80 turbines that Gamesa will install for Greenko and the 50 it will install for CLP, will be its G97-2.0 MW Class S make, with a tower height of 104 m, a new model specifically designed for low wind speed sites in the Indian market.
These two new contracts put Gamesa’s 2014 Indian order intake at 850 MW. From January to September, India accounted for 27% of MW sold by the company.
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