Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a turbine supply contract with Saudi Arabian organisation Alfanar for two windfarms in India. SGRE will supply and install 206 SG 2.2-122 wind turbine units for the projects.

The two windfarms, which have a total capacity of 453MW, will be developed in Bhuj in the Indian state of Gujarat and are expected to be commissioned in 2020.

Siemens Gamesa India Onshore CEO Ramesh Kymal said: “Alfanar is already our customer globally and we are happy to announce this first deal with the company in India.

“Repeated big orders such as this certainly boosts our confidence and demonstrates customers’ trust in our capabilities. With the SG 2.2-122, a turbine made for India, we expect to deliver better value to our customers through innovative, tailor-made solutions.”

The company said that its SG 2.2-122 onshore wind turbine is suitable for the Indian market because of its low wind and low turbulence conditions.

Alfanar Global Development CEO Jamal Wadi said: “As one of the global players for developing renewable projects, we are happy to partner with Siemens Gamesa yet again, this time for part of our 600MW portfolio awarded under the SECI bids which we are developing in Bhuj, India.

“With more than 3GW of greenfield development in the pipeline for Alfanar in India, our main goal is to provide value and benefit to the community by partnering with reliable manufacturers.”

Since the start of its operations in India in 2009, Siemens Gamesa has installed 6.2GW of wind turbines in the country.