Siemens Gamesa Wins Order To Supply 206 Turbines To Wind Power Plants In Gujarat
Siemens Gamesa has developed wind turbines that are optimised for low wind, low turbulence sites typical of the Indian market. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Siemens Gamesa Wins Order To Supply 206 Turbines To Wind Power Plants In Gujarat

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Spain’s Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has bagged two orders from Dubai-based Alfanar Group to supply windmills to two upcoming wind power plants in Bhuj, Gujarat.

Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order in India from Alfanar to supply 206 units of SG 2.2-122 wind turbines to the two wind farms, a company statement said Tuesday. These wind turbines are optimised for low wind, low turbulence sites typical of the Indian market.

The two wind power plants in Bhuj are rated at 202 MW and 251 MW. They are likely to be commissioned by 2020.

“As one of the global players for developing renewable projects, we're happy to partner with Siemens Gamesa yet again, this time for part of our 600 MW portfolio awarded under the SECI bids which we are developing in Bhuj, India," said Jamal Wadi, chief executive officer at Alfanar Global Development.

With more than 3 GW of greenfield development in the pipeline for Alfanar in India, the main goal is to provide value and benefit to the community by partnering with reliable manufacturers, said Wadi.

With SG 2.2-122, a wind turbine made for India, Siemens Gamesa expects to deliver better value to its customers through innovative, tailor-made solutions, said Ramesh Kymal, Onshore CEO of Siemens Gamesa in India.

The onshore potential in India stands at 300 GW, of which only 35 GW has been tapped. India has set a target of achieving 65 GW of cumulative wind power capacity by 2022.

Siemens Gamesa, which made its India foray in 2009, has 6.2 GW of installed capacity in the country. The company has two blade-manufacturing factories in Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), and Halol (Gujarat), a nacelle factory in Mamandur (Tamil Nadu) and an operations and maintenance centre in Red Hills (Chennai).

Also read: Foreign Firms Look to Make India Global Wind Turbine Export Hub

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