Gamesa tops wind power installations in India

Spanish wind energy turbine maker Gamesa has retained top position for a second year in row for the highest number of grid-connected installations in India.

Suzlon and Wind World India took the second and third spot respectively. The rankings were released by Danish firm Make Consulting, which analyses the wind energy market globally.

In 2014, about 2,300 Mw of wind energy was added in India a growth of 27 per cent over 2013, when 1,800 Mw was added. Gamesa accounted for a quarter of all grid-connected installations with a market share of 25 per cent in 2014. Suzlon and Wind World India achieved 21 and 15 per cent, respectively. “We plan to add 1,000 Mw installations in India this year and acquiring business from independent power producers. With favourable policies, growth will be easier,” said Ramesh Kymal, managing director of Gamesa in India.

Suzlon, which earlier in the year, sold its German subsidiary Senvion, to US-based private equity Centrebridge, did not figure in the global top 15 turbine makers in 2014 but Senvion stood at 13th place.Suzlon was ranked fifth globally in 2013. Suzlon has contested the report findings. “The report has misrepresented Suzlon group installations. It has only considered stand-alone figures of Suzlon and Senvion for 2014. However, the agreement to sell Senvion was signed in January,” a Suzlon spokesperson said.