India’s renewable energy producer ReNew Power has placed an order with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) regarding two wind projects.
Under the order, Siemens Gamesa will be responsible for the supply, installation and commission of 270 units of the SG 2.1-122 wind turbines with a total capacity of 567MW.
Of the total units, 127 wind turbines are for the plant in Bhuj, Gujarat, with 143 turbines for the facility in Davanagree, Karnataka.
Siemens Gamesa India Onshore CEO Ramesh Kymal said: “We are happy to announce this deal with ReNew. It marks a major milestone for Siemens Gamesa in India, with both the size of the project and the technology.
“Continued large orders from leading IPP’s such as ReNew demonstrates customers’ trust in our capabilities, and encourages us to work on innovative technologies focused on delivering more value for our customers.”
SGRE will also deliver the required infrastructure for the installation and operation of both the windpower projects.
The two wind facilities will be commissioned by the first quarter of 2020.
Siemens Gamesa operates two blade factories, a nacelle factory and an operations and maintenance centre in India.
SGRE has more than 1GW of contracted capacity of wind projects for ReNew Power.
ReNew Power Wind president Balram Mehta said: “As leaders in the Indian renewable energy industry, we uphold very high standards of quality and performance and select partners who reflect our passion for excellence. In our long-standing partnership since 2012, Siemens Gamesa has proven to be a reliable and competent support for us.”
The Indian Government aims to reach 65GW target of cumulative wind power capacity by 2022.