Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has secured an order for a 200-MW wind farm in India, the Spanish-based turbine manufacturer said today.
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, which includes the supply of 100 units of the company's G114-2.0 wind turbines, comes from Orange Renewable, a subsidiary of Singapore-based AT Holdings.
The wind farm is located in the state of Tamil Nadu and is expected to be commissioned by February 2019. The project was awarded to Orange Renewable as part of India's second wind power auction. It will be connected to the country's interstate transmission grid, allowing energy from states with high renewables resource to reach other states and help them meet their renewables purchase obligations.
Siemens Gamesa said the deal is a major order for the company, coming in the wake of a temporary slowdown of the Indian market. "This order certainly boosts our confidence significantly as we gear up for the next phase of growth at Siemens Gamesa in India," said Ramesh Kymal, head of Siemens Gamesa's onshore business in India.
Sudhir Nunes, chief executive for wind at Orange Renewable, said the contract takes the company's Siemens Gamesa fleet close to 500 MW and its overall renewable portfolio close to 1 GW.
With a hub height of 106 metres (347.8 ft), the turbines have been specifically designed for the low-wind sites typical of India, Siemens Gamesa said.
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