Turbine OEM Gamesa will build a 40-MW turnkey wind farm in India for ReNew Power, one of India’s leading independent power producers (IPP). Under the terms of the contract signed with ReNew Power, Gamesa will install 20 of its G97-2.0 MW class S turbines at the Lingsagur wind farm, in the province of Karnataka. With a tower height of 104 meters, this new turbine variant –certified by TÜV NORD – is custom designed for the low wind speed sites typical of India.
The turnkey contract means Gamesa will handle all the infrastructure needed to install and operate the project and will also provide the long-term operations and maintenance (O&M) services. The wind farm’s commissioning is scheduled for March 2016.
This new contract strengthens Gamesa’s relationship with ReNew Power, with which it has already signed firm orders for the supply of 102.65 MW in the provinces of Karnataka and Maharaja.
The new order secured by Gamesa in India – with some 500 MW locked in year-to-date – reinforce its solid commercial positioning: according to Make Consulting, the company ended 2014 as the leading OEM in the country for the second year running, with a market share of 25% 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, it has installed close to 2,100 MW and services over 1,700 MW under O&M agreements. In addition, in its capacity as wind farm developer, it has developed over 1,300 MW.
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