Gamesa reinforces its presence in Asia by starting up its first production center in India

Gamesa, Spain company specialising in sustainable energy technologies, mainly wind power, has launched its operations in India with the setting up of an Indian subsidiary, Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd. The installations of the company, which was inaugurated today by Mr. Jorge Calvet, Gamesa’s Chairman, and Mr. Ramesh Kymal, the Chairman & Managing Director of Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt., is located in the Red Hills area next to the city of Chennai.

The new instalations – to produce G 58/850 Kw Wind Turbine- is equipped with an initial production capacity of 200 MW per year and will employ more than 100 people. The company has just contracts in India and neighbouring countries for a total power output of 60 MW.

The plant is equipped with the most advanced production management systems to reduce production timescales and costs, thereby ensuring the processes’ excellence and the highest quality standards. The industrial process will be complemented with the ongoing development of local suppliers for the supply of components and materials.

Establish in markets having high-growth potential

The new facility is the result of a strategic wager placed by Gamesa to establish itself industrially in markets having high-growth potential and to achieve greater production capacity at more competitive conditions.

The new project reinforces too the presence of Gamesa in Asia, where operate in China with a production capacity of 1,000 MW per year.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jorge Calvet highlighted, “the strategic international reinforcement which the start-up of production in India represents, especially in Asia, and the firm wager the company has placed on this emerging area. It is undoubtedly a market having outstanding wind energy growth prospects where we are undertaking significant long-term commitments and where we hope to attain a progressively larger market share.”

With the inauguration of this plant in India, Gamesa now has thirty production centers in Europe, Asia and the United States and an international workforce of around 6,500 employees.

Gamesa is a company specializing in sustainable energy technologies, mainly wind power. It is the leading company in the Spanish market and is situated among the world’s three most important wind turbine generator manufacturers.

Gamesa has installed more than 16,000 MW of wind energy around the world. The annual equivalent of this production amounts to more than 3.4 million tons of petroleum (TEP)/year and prevents the emission into the atmosphere of over 24 million tons of CO2 a year.

Gamesa is also well positioned as one of the world’s most important companies in wind farm development. It has built and started-up 146 wind farms totaling more than 3,578 MW and has a portfolio with almost 23,000 MW of wind power in different stages of development throughout Europe, America and Asia.