Oct 14, 2013 - Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa (MCE:GAM) said today it had won a contract to equip and build a 54-MW wind farm in India’s Andhra Pradesh state for a local utility.
The company will develop the project, deliver, install and put on stream the turbines and will take care of the site’s maintenance for 10 years. The order is for 27 units of the G97-2.0 MW turbines. Commissioning of the wind farm in Tagguparthi is planned to wrap up by May 2014.
Details on the Indian utility were not revealed.
Recently, the Indian government revived the generation-based incentive (GBI) for wind farms -- a key subsidy that in the past helped the country install hundreds of megawatts of wind. The retroactive re-introduction of the GBI was warmly welcomed by sector firms, while it is expected to stimulate the development of more and more projects in the near future.
Gamesa said that it had already installed more than 900 MW of wind turbines in India and is operating and maintaining over 800 MW.