Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd., the Indian subsidiary of Gamesa – world leader in design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind turbines, has recently bagged an order from ReNew Wind Energy (Jath) P Ltd. a subsidiary of ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd. for commissioning 74.65 MW of wind turbines. The order includes 50 MW of G97 – 2.0MW and 24.65 MW of G58 – 850 kW machines.
Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd, over the last one year, has observed an increasing presence from Independent Power Producers in its order books. The order from ReNew Power - was issued on July 11, 2012 and the project will stand complete in this financial year as per the contract. The machines will be installed in Maharashtra. This is amongst the many ‘75 MW’ single orders received by Gamesa and are significant as it is the largest order for the G97 2.0 MW platform in Maharashtra. G97 2.0 MW turbine has been especially designed for low-wind sites in states like Maharashtra and was launched by the company earlier this year.
Mr. Sumant Sinha, Chairman and CEO, ReNew Power said “We are glad to partner with trusted manufacturer such as Gamesa and look forward to many years of good performance from new G97 machines. With this order we further establish the vision of rapidly expanding our footprint in the growing Indian wind energy market. This is another such partnership and an important step towards positioning ReNew as one of the leading Renewable IPP in India.”
“The new 74.65 MW order from ReNew Power to GAMESA India comes as a real booster dose for the overall wind energy sector, reassuring and strengthening the wind energy market confidence. With the induction of ReNew Power into the large customer base of GAMESA India, the Spanish wind energy major further strengthens the credibility that enjoys in the growing Indian wind industry”, Mr. Ramesh Kymal, Chairman and Managing Director of GAMESA Wind Turbines Private Limited said adding that with this order, GAMESA India’s overall presence and visibility would increase in the entire State of Maharashtra especially in the most successful G 97 platform.
The growing orders from Independent Power Producers establish Gamesa’s credibility as a chosen wind turbine manufacturer among the renewable power developers in the country. The deal also reinstates the overall confidence of wind turbine manufacturers even amidst the current slowdown in the wind energy market. The wind turbine major has also bagged large orders from PSU’s like GAIL, Oil India, NREDC, in the past.
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News published on 23 / 08 / 2012 by Bharat Vasandani