Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to make strides in the Indian market, having signed its first contract with Tata Power, one of the nation’s leading developers and independent power producers (IPP), for the construction of a 100-MW wind farm on a turnkey basis.
Under the terms of the contract signed with Tata Power, Gamesa will install 50 of its G97-2.0 MW class S turbines at the Nimbagallu wind farm, located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. With a tower height of 104 metres, this new turbine variant 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 and will also provide the long-term operations and maintenance (O&M) services. The wind farm’s commissioning is scheduled for May 2017.
This agreement marks the start of the company’s business relationship with Tata Power, one of India’s leading energy companies – with a renewable energy portfolio of 1,380 MW – and a subsidiary of the Tata Group conglomerate.
Gamesa in India
The new order reinforces Gamesa’s solid commercial positioning in India: 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.
Gamesa’s presence in India – as technology provider and wind farm developer – dates back to 2009. To date, it has installed close to 2,270 MW and services over 2,000 MW under O&M agreements. In addition, in its capacity as wind farm developer, it has developed 1,435 MW.