Gamesa India, a leading wind energy company in India strengthened its operations in the country by announcing the launch of its new production lineinits Nacelles plant in Mamandur, near Chennai today. Mr. Ignacio Martín, Executive Chairman, GamesaGroup & Mr. XabierEtxeberria, Business CEO, Gamesa Group, inaugurated the newproduction line in the plant for manufacturing larger G114-2.0 MW machines to be launched in 2015.
For the first time in the Indian Wind Turbines industry, the Mamandur plant will feature an Automated Conveyor system in its production line which will considerably reduce the manufacturing time and ensures faster delivery. With the launch of the G114 next year, the production line in the Mamandur plant will be one of the few Multi Model Lines in the sector assembling two models (i.e., G97-2.0 & G114-2.0) on the same line.
Mr. Ignacio Martín, Executive Chairman, Gamesa Group, said, “The positive political climate coupled with the growing demand for renewable energy was the key driver for us to further expand our presence. India is one of the top 3 markets for Gamesa contributing 27% of the overall revenues in the 3Q 2014. Gamesa plans to invest over 100 million euros in India in the next 5 years. Our primary focus in India is to increase our manufacturing capability, developing our supply-chain and to increase our land bank to promote and develop wind farms.”
The plant at Mamandur is a part of the earlier investment outlay made by the parent company to further strengthen its Indian operations. The company already has two manufacturing plants in Vadodara, Gujarat, India-a Blade manufacturing facility and a Tower facility which is part of a JV with Daniel Alonso group. The company also has state-of-the-art Integrated Turbine Monitoring & Service Training Center at Red Hills, Chennai. There are 1015 people working in the Gamesa India.Mr. XabierEtxeberria, Business CEO, Gamesa Group, said, “India has been a successstory for Gamesa since we entered the Country in 2009. Gamesacaptured a market share of about 20% of the total 2070 MW installed in the country last year. We are committed to the Indian market and see technology as a differentiator to be the leader in the renewable energy segment. We will be introducing the next generation G114-2.0MW turbines with longer rotors in 2015.Though this is a new turbine it leverages on the decade long experience of 18GW of 2.0 MW platform installed globally.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ramesh Kymal, Chairman and Managing Director of Gamesa India, said, “The investment climate in India is looking positive driven by the ‘Make in India’ campaign by the Government of India. With a technologically superior turbine & an efficient plant, fuelledby the future investments, we are aiming to increase our presence substantially in the coming year. With the new G114-2.0 Turbines, we are confident of offering the best value to our customers across India.”
In 2013, Gamesa India added around 400 megawatts and this year, and this year the company is expecting to close at around 700 MW. Gamesa is also undertaking extensive Engineering & Service projects to add further value to its existing fleet.
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News published on 21 / 11 / 2014 by Bharat Vasandani