Gamesa wins turbine delivery order totalling 200MW of wind power in India

2 November 2015 (Last Updated November 2nd, 2015 18:30)

Spanish manufacturer Gamesa has won a turnkey contract for two 100MW wind power projects in India.

Spanish manufacturer Gamesa has won a turnkey contract for two 100MW wind power projects in India.

Under the contract awarded by renewable power firm Ostro Energy, Gamesa will deliver and install 50 of its G97-2.0MW class S turbines for each project.

While the first 50 will be commissioned at the Amba wind farm in Madhya Pradesh, the remaining will be supplied to the Nimbagallu wind farm in Andhra Pradesh.

The specified Gamesa turbine variant has a tower height of 104m, and is customised to function in low wind speed sites typical of India.

"The specified Gamesa turbine variant has a tower height of 104m, and is customised to function in low wind speed sites typical of India."

The firm will be responsible for all infrastructure required for installation of the turbines and operations for the project.

While the Amba project has been scheduled for a February 2017 commissioning, the Nimbagallu wind project is expected to be operational in December 2016.

The order raises Gamesa’s intake in India to 896MW this year, with around 450MW having been generated in the third quarter.

Gamesa India operations chairman and managing director Ramesh Kymal said: "Gamesa has astutely leveraged its experience as wind farm developer and its broad range of products tailored to the idiosyncrasies of each market to become the number-one OEM in India, one of Gamesa’s key regions."

The firm has also recently secured a 78MW turbine supply order for a wind power project in New York, US.

The order entitles the firm to deliver 37 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines in 2016.