Siemens Gamesa announced on Thursday that it had received its largest ever wind turbine order in India with the sealing of a 300 megawatt (MW) supply contract to Sembcorp Energy India Limited for a wind farm in the state of Gujarat.
During the early part of this month, Siemens Gamesa announced that it had successfully passed 5,000 MW worth of installed wind capacity in India, having been in the country since 2009. Siemens Gamesa also had two blade factories in Nellore (Andhra Pradesh) and Halol (Gujarat), a nacelle factory in Mamandur (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) and a service center in Red Hills (Chennai, Tamil Nadu), making the country one of Siemens Gamesa’s target markets.
On Thursday, the company announced that it had received its largest ever wind turbine order for the supply of 300 MW of its SG 2.1-122 wind turbines — another milestone, as it is the company’s first order for this particular type of turbine.
Leading Indian independent power producer Sembcorp Energy India Limited (SEIL) placed the order for a wind farm it is developing in Gujarat, located in western India. The company already has 4.37 GW worth of power generation located across seven states in India (though not restricted to renewables).
Siemens Gamesa will provide 143 of its SG 2.1-122 wind turbines to the project, and will also maintain the facility for 10 years following successful completion which is expected in April of 2019.
“This contract marks a landmark in Siemens Gamesa’s strategy in India on account of both the size of the project and the technology selected,” said Ramesh Kymal, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s onshore division in India. “Moreover, it sends a very positive signal regarding the market’s momentum and shores up our confidence in its full recovery.”