Independent power producer Orange wants Gamesa to supply the turbines for three wind farms in India totaling 250 MW. According to Gamesa, the deal calls for installation of 125 Gamesa G97-2.0 MW Class S wind turbines at three wind farms. With a tower height of 104 meters, Gamesa designed the low-wind turbine for the Indian market.
The first wind farm, a 100 MW project in Ananthapur, is scheduled for commissioning in March 2016. Additionally, Gamesa will supply, install and commission 25 G97-2.0 MW Class S turbines at the Ratlam wind farm and another 50 at the Agar wind farm. Both the Ratlam and Agar wind farms are located in Madhya Pradesh and slated for commissioning in 2016.
In recent years, Gamesa notes, India has emerged as ‘one of the most promising wind power markets.’Â The turbine maker says India's installed capacity is expected to increase from close to 23 GW to 40 GW by the end of 2019, driven by pent-up demand for electricity.