Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has received an EPC order from Sembcorp Green Infra Ltd to build a 300-mw wind farm in Gujarat. The order, of unspecified value, also involves maintenance of the asset for a 10-year period. The project is scheduled for completion by April 2019. The wind farm will be connected to India’s Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) and supply power to multiple states.
Sembcorp Green Infra Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Energy India Ltd, had overall power generation portfolio of 4.37 GW, spread over seven states, as of December 31, 2017.
The order entails supply of 143 turbines of the SG 2.1-122 model. This is the first deployment of the SG 2.1-122 wind turbine, which has been specially designed for low-speed wind regimes like those seen in India. This is also the single-largest order secured by Siemens Gamesa in India, an official release noted.
“This contract marks a landmark in Siemens Gamesa’s strategy in India on account of both the size of the project and the technology selected. Moreover, it sends a very positive signal regarding the market’s momentum and shores up our confidence in its full recovery,” underlined Ramesh Kymal, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s onshore division in India.
Present in India since 2009, the accumulated base installed by Siemens Gamesa recently topped the 5 GW mark. The company has two blade factories in Nellore (Andhra Pradesh) and Halol (Gujarat), a nacelle factory in Mamandur (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) and a service centre in Red Hills (Chennai, Tamil Nadu).
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, incorporated in April 2017, represents the unification of the Spanish company Gamesa Corporacion and Siemens Wind Power. SGRE had a global market share of 17 per cent in 2017 and a total installed wind power capacity base of 85 GW. Siemens Gamesa offers a broad spectrum of products and solutions for both onshore and offshore wind farms.
Photograph shows an Indian wind farm equipped with Siemens Gamesa turbines