Siemens Renewable Energy Gamesa (SGRE) has secured a new order in India from ReNew Power, India's large largest renewable energy independent power producer (IPP), for the supply of 270 SG 2.1-122 wind turbines with a total capacity of 567 MW.
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The agreement is one of the largest announced in India and will see Siemens Gamesa provide the infrastructure needed to install and operate two wind power facilities, 127 SG 2.1-122 wind turbines for the project in Bhuj, Gujarat and 143 SG 2.1-122 wind turbines for the project in Davanagree, Karnataka, respectively. Both projects are expected to be commissioned by the first quarter of 2020. SGRE has over 1 GW of contracted capacity of wind projects for ReNew Power.
“We are happy to announce this deal with ReNew” said Ramesh Kymal, CEO of Siemens onshore Gamesa in India. “It marks a major milestone for Siemens Gamesa in India, with regard to both the size of the project and the technology. Continued large orders from leading IPP's such as ReNew demonstrates customers' trust in our capabilities, and encourages us to work on innovative technologies focused on delivering more value for our customers”.
Balram Mehta, President of Wind at ReNew Power, added that SGRE has proved to be a reliable and competent partner for the company.
India occupies 4th place in global wind power installed capacity in the ranking by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The onshore potential in the country stands at 300 GW of which only 35 GW has been tapped. The Indian government is aiming to reach 65 GW of cumulative wind power by 2022. SGRE has two blade factories in Nellore (Andhra Pradesh) and Halol (Gujarat), a nacelle factory in Mamandur (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) and an operations and maintenance centre in Red Hills (Chennai, Tamil Nadu).