Gamesa to deliver its first G97-2.0 MW Class S wind turbines, purpose-designed for the Indian wind power market

Gamesa has signed a new agreement with Orange for the supply of 25 G97-2.0 MW Class S wind turbines at the Khanapur wind farm; this contract tops up the recently announced 50 MW supply agreement for this same wind energy project.

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, is set to supply its first G97-2.0 MW Class S turbines in India, a new model specifically designed for low wind speed sites in this market.

The company has signed a new agreement with Orange, one of the country’s leading independent power producers (IPP), for the supply of 50 MW of its G97-2.0 MW Class S turbines at Khanapur site, located in Maharashtra, India. This is the second agreement secured by Gamesa from Orange, after having announced in October the delivery of another 50 MW at this same Khanapur facility.

As a result, the company is poised to supply, install and commission a total of 50 of its G97-2.0 MW Class S turbines at Khanapur wind farm. With a tower height of 104 metres, Gamesa has designed this variant -already certified by TÜV NORD- specifically for the Indian market, with a view to maximising turbine performance at low wind speed sites.

The company will also provide the facility’s operation and maintenance services under a long-term arrangement. The first phase of 50 MW of the project commissioning is scheduled to be completed by March of this year, while the second phase of 50 MW is expected to be commissioned by June.

With a track record stretching back 21 years and installation of over 30,000 MW in 48 countries under its belt, Gamesa has established itself as a world technology leader in the wind power industry. Its end-to-end value chain presence encompasses wind turbine design, manufacture, installation and operations and maintenance (over 20,000 MW). Gamesa is also a global benchmark in the development, construction and sale of wind farms, having installed 6,400 MW worldwide.