Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced that it has bagged its first order in India with Alfanar for the supply of 206 units of the SG 2.2-122 wind turbines for two wind farms, totaling 453 MW. Both projects will be positioned in Bhuj, Gujarat, where the company will supply 202 MW for one project and 251 MW for the other.
The two wind projects for which Alfanar has secured the turbine supply agreement, are a part of the 600 MW project building capacity that was won by the company in the latest Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) auctions. The two wind farms are expected to be commissioned by 2020.
The SG 2.2-122 is specifically optimized for low wind, low turbulence sites typical of the Indian market, thanks to extremely low power density and high efficiency. This turbine has been crucial to cementing Siemens Gamesa leading position in India having sold over 1 GW in the current fiscal year.
Ramesh Kymal, Onshore CEO of Siemens Gamesa in India believed “Alfanar is already our customer globally and we are happy to announce this first deal with the company in India. Repeated big orders such as this certainly boosts our confidence and demonstrates customers’ trust in our capabilities. With the SG 2.2-122 – a turbine made for India, we expect to deliver better value to our customers through innovative, tailor-made solutions.”
According to GWEC India is ranked 4th in global wind power installed capacity. The onshore potential in the country is promising as it stands at 300 GW of which only 35 GW have been tapped.
Jamal Wadi, CEO, Alfanar Global Development, supposed, “As one of the global players for developing renewable projects, we are happy to partner with Siemens Gamesa yet again, this time for part of our 600 MW portfolio awarded under the SECI bids which we are developing in Bhuj, India. With more than 3 GW of greenfield development in the pipeline for Alfanar in India, our main goal is to provide value and benefit to the community by partnering with reliable manufacturers”
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