Siemens Gamesa bags wind turbine order of 300 MW in India

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today said it has bagged its largest wind turbine order of 300 MW in India from Sembcorp Green Infra -- a fully owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Energy India.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's positioning in India has received an important boost with this order, its largest ever in this market, a company statement said.

Under the terms of the EPC (engineering procurement construction) contract entered into with Sembcorp Green Infra Ltd, Siemens Gamesa will build the 300 MW wind farm, at which it will install 143 of its SG 2.1-122 turbines, making it the largest single order secured by Siemens Gamesa in India, it added.

As of December 31, 2017, the company has a well-balanced and diversified portfolio of power assets, with an overall power generation capacity of approximately 4.37 GW spread across seven states.

Siemens Gamesa will provide all the infrastructure needed to equip and operate the facility located in Gujarat. It will also maintain the facility, which is due to be commissioned in April 2019, for 10 years.

"This contract marks a landmark in Siemens Gamesa's strategy in India on account of both the size of the project and the technology selected. Moreover, it sends a very positive signal regarding the market's momentum and shores up our confidence in its full recovery," Ramesh Kymal, CEO of Siemens Gamesa's onshore division in India, said in the statement.

Present in India since 2009, the accumulated base installed by Siemens Gamesa recently topped the 5 GW mark.

The company has two blade factories in Nellore (Andhra Pradesh) and Halol (Gujarat), a nacelle factory in Mamandur (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) and a service centre in Red Hills (Chennai, Tamil Nadu).

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