Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a new order in India with ReNew Power, the largest independent power producer (IPP) in the country. The company will install 270 wind turbines of the model SG 2.1-122, with a total capacity of 567 MW distributed in two wind farms.
On the basis of the agreement reached with ReNew, one of the largest announced in India, Siemens Gamesa would be responsible for the infrastructure required to install and operate both wind farms. Specifically, it will supply, install and commission 127 SG 2.1-122 turbines for a wind farm located in Bhuj, in the state of Gujarat, and an additional amount of 143 of the same model for another project in Davanagree, in the state of Karnataka. Both wind farms are expected to be operational during the first quarter of 2020.
SGRE thus consolidates as one of the trusted partners of ReNew Power, with whom it has secured contracts for more than 1 GW of wind capacity.
According to the GWEC ranking, India is the fourth country in the world with the largest installed wind capacity. The onshore potential of the country is promising as it stands at 300 GW and currently only 35 GW have been developed. In addition, the Indian government has set the goal of reaching 65 GW of accumulated wind power by 2022.
“This agreement with ReNew marks a milestone for Siemens Gamesa in India, both for the scope of the project and for its technology. Continuing to secure orders of this scale with the main IPPs, such as Renew, demonstrates our customers´ trust in our capabilities, and encourages us to continue working to innovate and offer greater value to our customers “, stressed Ramesh Kymal, CEO of the Onshore division of SGRE in India.
For his part, Balram Mehta, President of the ReNew Power wind division said: “As leaders of the Indian renewable industry, we demand high quality and performance standards and select partners that reflect our passion for excellence. Throughout our long collaboration since 2012, Siemens Gamesa has proven to be a competent and trusted partner. ”
Siemens Gamesa in India
According to the GWEC ranking, India is the fourth country in the world with the highest installed wind capacity. The onshore potential of the country is promising as it stands at 300 GW and currently only 35 GW have been developed. In addition, the Indian government has set the goal of reaching 65 GW of accumulated wind power by 2022.
Present in India since 2009, the company has installed more than 5.5 GW in the country and has two blade factories in Nellore (Andhra Pradesh) and Halol (Gujarat), a nacelles manufacturing facility in Mamandur (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) and an operations and maintenance center in Red Hills (Chennai, Tamil Nadu).