German energy company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Power has secured a contract from Indian energy firm Azure Power Global to supply onshore wind turbines for a 346MW wind power project.

Under the contract, Siemens Gamesa will supply 96 of its SG 3.6-145 onshore wind turbines for Azure Power’s first wind energy project in Karnataka, India.

The contract increases Siemens Gamesa’s total order intake for its 3.X platform in India to more than 1.4GW.

With this project, Azure Power aims to diversify its solar renewable energy portfolio, which has more than 7.4GW of capacity.

Azure Power CEO Harsh Shah said: “We are pleased to partner with Siemens Gamesa in our first wind project.

“Wind energy is going to be an imperative element for delivering firm, reliable and clean energy to achieve the energy transition vision of (India).

“This partnership will create long-term supply visibility while securing sustainable value for our stakeholders.”

Siemens Gamesa expects to start delivering the turbines in the second quarter of next year.

Once operational, the wind project will have the capacity to produce enough clean energy to power more than one million homes in Karnataka.

Siemens Gamesa India CEO Navin Dewaji said: “We are delighted to begin this new partnership with Azure Power on this large-scale project using our latest India-focused technology.

“The contract provides new impetus to the wind industry at a key juncture in the country’s energy transition.

“Teams from both companies have worked relentlessly over the last few months to secure maximum value for the project.

“With this new joint approach, alongside our technological innovation, we are confident of delivering the right renewable energy solutions to the market.”

Earlier this year, Azure Power signed an expression of interest with the Karnataka state government to develop renewable energy projects with 1.7GW of total capacity.