Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has won a new order from ReNew Power, a renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) in India.
Siemens Gamesa will be supplying 270 units of the SG 2.1-122 wind turbines, with a total capacity of 567 MW, to two wind power facilities. Siemens Gamesa will provide the infrastructure to operate both wind power facilities.
The company will supply 127 SG 2.1-122 wind turbines for the project in Bhuj, Gujarat and 143 SG 2.1-122 wind turbines for the project in Davanagree, Karnataka, respectively.
ReNew Power will commission both projects in the first quarter of 2020, Balram Mehta, president – Wind from ReNew Power said.
Siemens Gamesa is handling over 1 GW contracted capacity of wind projects for ReNew Power in India.
“Large orders from IPP’s such as ReNew demonstrates customers’ trust in our capabilities, and encourages us to work on innovative technologies focused on delivering more value for our customers,” said Ramesh Kymal, Onshore CEO of Siemens Gamesa in India.
India ranks 4th in global wind power installed capacity as per GWEC’s ranking. India’s onshore capacity stands at 300 GW of which only 35 GW has been tapped. The India government has set a target of reaching 65 GW of cumulative wind power capacity by 2022.
Present in India since 2009, the total base installed by Siemens Gamesa recently topped the 5.5 GW mark.
Siemens Gamesa has two blade factories in Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), and Halol (Gujarat), a nacelle factory in Mamandur (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) and an operations & maintenance centre in Red Hills (Chennai, Tamil Nadu).