Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received its so far biggest turbine order in India, totaling 567MW, for two turnkey wind projects by the country’s largest renewables independent power producer ReNew Power.
SGRE will provide the infrastructure to install and operate 270 of its SG 2.1-122 turbines at the two wind farms in the states of Gujarat and Karnataka.
“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,” said Ramesh Kymal, Onshore chief executive of SGRE in India
“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.”
The manufacturer will supply, install and commission 127 SG 2.1-122 wind turbines for the project in Bhuj, Gujarat and 143 units of the same model for the project in Davanagree, Karnataka, respectively.
Both projects are expected to be commissioned by the first quarter of 2020.
The large order pushes the contracted capacity by ReNew Power for SGRE machines to more than 1GW.
India ranks fourth in global wind power installed capacity, but only 35W of a potential of 300GW have been tapped so far, Siemens Gamesa pointed out.
The Indian government targets to reach a cumulated wind power capacity of 65GW by 2022.
SGRE has two blade factories in Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), and Halol (Gujarat), a nacelle factory in Mamandur (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) and an operations & maintenance centre in Red Hills (Chennai, Tamil Nadu).