Gamesa has attained another milestone in its bid to consolidate its leadership of the Indian market: it has been contracted by the renewable energy player, Ostro Energy, to build two 100-MW wind farms under a turnkey arrangement. With this order, the company’s order intake in India, where it is the leading OEM, rises to 896 MW year to date, with almost 450 MW generated in the third quarter alone.
Gamesa has astutely leveraged its experience as wind farm developer and its broad range of products tailored to the idiosyncrasies of each market to become the number-one OEM in India, one of Gamesa’s key regions”, said Ramesh Kymal, Chairman and Managing Director of Gamesa’s Indian operations.
Under the terms of the contract signed with Ostro Energy, Gamesa will install 50 of its G97-2.0 MW class S turbines at the Amba wind farm, located in the province of Madhya Pradesh, and a further 50 turbines of the same make at the Nimbagallu wind farm, in Andhra Pradesh. With a tower height of 104 metres, this new turbine variant -certified by TÜV NORD- is custom-designed for the low wind speed sites typical of India.
Given the fact that it is a turnkey contract, Gamesa will handle all of the infrastructure needed to install and operate the project. The Nimbagallu wind farm is due for commissioning in December 2016, while the Amba project should be online by February 2017.
Gamesa in India
Gamesa’s presence in India – as technology provider and wind farm developer – dates back to 2009. To date, it has installed close to 2,100 MW and services over 1,700 MW under O&M agreements. In addition, in its capacity as wind farm developer, it has developed over 1,300 MW.
According to Make Consulting, the company ended 2014 as the leading OEM in the country for the second year running, with a market share of 25% in 2014, compared to 21% in 2013.