Siemens Gamesa wins big wind turbine order in India

Siemens Gamesa wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa, which overtook Vestas as the world’s largest wind turbine maker last year, has won its biggest order to date in India, Reuters reported.

The company, formed by the merger of Siemens’ wind power unit with Spain’s Gamesa, said it had agreed with Sembcorp Energy India, the Indian energy arm of Singapore’s Sembcorp Industries, to build a 300 megawatt wind park.

In addition to the wind turbines, Siemens Gamesa will provide operating and maintenance services for the wind farm, to be located in Gujarat, which is planned to be commissioned in April 2019.

“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,” said Ramesh Kymal, who heads Siemens Gamesa’s Indian onshore division.

India, the world’s fifth-largest wind power market, has undergone a shift away from subsidies and towards more competitive auctions, which led to a decline in volumes and also hurt Siemens Gamesa’s wind turbine business last year.