German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has secured a contract from Middle East’s clean energy company Alfanar for its 300MW Bhuj Wind Project in Gujarat, Western India.

Under the deal, Senvion will be responsible for the supply and installation of 131 Senvion 2.3M120 turbines, as well as the electrical and civil works under an engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) basis.

Senvion CSO David Hardy said: “Alfanar and Senvion have a global strategic relationship to win together globally and success in India is a key demonstrator of the relationship.

“This win clearly demonstrates that Senvion has come of age in India for a long-term play with the setup of execution teams, production facilities, an operational service centre and largest R&D centre outside of its home base Germany. We expect a very busy time ahead in the Indian market.”

“Considering the expertise of Senvion, we look forward to a timely completion of the project.”

The German firm will also be providing comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) services for a period of ten years.

Slated to be commissioned within the next 18 months, the Bhuj Wind Project will have enough power generation capacity to meet the electricity demand of 290,000 homes in India.

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Alfanar Energy CEO Jamal Wadi said: “As a key player in the power industry in the Middle East since 1976, our commitment to excellence has been instrumental in expanding Alfanar’s portfolio and our geographical expansion, particularly in developing clean energy.

“India continues to be a promising market, particularly in its recent shift to renewable energy development made possible by the vision and support of the Government of India.

“The 300MW winning of the Bhuj Wind Project brings our total global portfolio in Solar, Wind and Waste to Energy projects to 1.4GW. Considering the expertise of Senvion, we look forward to a timely completion of the project.”