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 metres, specifically designed for the low-wind sites typical of India. The project is expected to be commissioned by February of 2019.
The clean energy generated by the project is expected to offset approximately 651,000 tCO2e, providing energy for around 155,000 households annually. The wind farm will be connected to India’s interstate transmission grid, enabling the generated energy to be exported to other states, thereby helping them to comply with their renewable energy purchase obligations and securing 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” said Ramesh Kymal, CEO of Siemens, Gamesa's onshore business 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”.
Sudhir Nunes, Chief Executive Officer for Wind at Orange Renewable, added that the order takes the company’s Siemens Gamesa fleet close to 500 MW and its overall portfolio close to 1 GW. The company has managed to achieve this growth over a very short time span while maintaining a high standard of commitment to advanced technology.
Siemens Gamesa has been present in the Indian market since 2009 and has installed over 5 GW in the country, being the leading OEM for the last three years according to MAKE Consultancy.