Vestas’ extensive experience from around 4 GW of turnkey projects across the globe has secured the company its largest project in India to date. The record order is placed by Ostro Kutch Power Private Limited and awarded through India’s first wind power auction held in February 2017.
The 250 MW turnkey order follows another 100 MW turnkey project in India earlier this year, taking Vestas’ order intake in the market to more than 480 MW in 2017.
The project will be located in the Kutch district of Gujarat state and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of 125 V110-2.0 MW turbines, as well as the project’s civil and electrical works. The turbines will be serviced by Vestas via a 10-year full-scope Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement as well as a Vestas Online® Business SCADA solution. Commissioning is expected by the third quarter of 2018.
“We are pleased to announce our partnership with Vestas to execute this prestigious 250 MW auction project (SECI-I, ISTS-connected). We are confident that Vestas will deliver a world class project firmly putting Ostro past the 1 GW capacity milestone,” said Ranjit Gupta, CEO, Ostro Energy Private Limited.
“With another turnkey project in India, we underline the broad range of capabilities we offer our Indian customers to be successful in auctions. Our extensive experience from more than 100 turnkey projects across the globe has been key in securing this order, marking a major milestone as our largest project in India since pioneering the country’s wind energy market in 1986,” said Clive Turton, President of Vestas Asia Pacific.
The wind park can produce enough power to cover the annual electricity consumption of about 5.7 million urban electricity consumers in India.