Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), the leading renewable energy player in India, has bolstered its position in this market having received a new order from Orange Renewable for the EPC construction of a 200-MW wind farm located in Poovani, in the state of Tamil Nadu. This project is being promoted by Singapore’s AT Holdings.
This is a major order for Siemens Gamesa as it comes on the heels of the temporary slowdown of the Indian market. The agreement encompasses the entire infrastructure needed to operate the project together with the supply of 100 of its G114-2.0 wind turbines with a hub height of 106 meters, specifically designed for the low-wind sites typical of India. The project is expected to be commissioned by February 2019.
The clean and affordable energy generated by this project will offset approximately 651,000 tCO2e and electrify around 155,000 households annually. The project will be connected to India’s interstate transmission grid, which will enable the flow of energy from a renewable-resource-rich state to other states, helping them to comply with their renewable energy purchase obligations and secure a long-term power supply at a fixed price.
“We are happy to announce this new deal with Orange Renewable, one of the fastest growing renewable IPPs in India. This order certainly boosts our confidence significantly as we gear up for the next phase of growth at Siemens Gamesa in India. With the G114-2.0 MW T-106 model, a turbine made for India, we expect to deliver better value for our client base through innovative tailor-made solutions”, said Ramesh Kymal, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s onshore business in India.
“We are delighted to partner with Siemens Gamesa for our latest wind project, which takes our Siemens Gamesa fleet close to 500 MW and our overall renewable portfolio close to 1 GW. We are proud to have achieved this growth in a very short span while maintaining a high standard of commitment to advanced technology, environment, health and sustainability. Our decision was driven by our confidence in Siemens Gamesa as a global technology leader. We are committed to delivering optimal energy solutions to the country”, added Sudhir Nunes, Chief Executive Officer for Wind at Orange Renewable.
Present in the market since 2009, Siemens Gamesa has installed over 5 GW in India. The company has been the leading OEM in India for the last three years, according to MAKE Consultancy.