Gamesa has inked three supply contracts totaling 65 turbines for three wind power plants in India. Factoring in these three supply contracts totaling 130 MW, the Spanish manufacturer says its order intake surpassed 1.3 GW in India in 2015 – up 54% from 2014.
The first order, with a renewable energy company, encompasses the installation of 25 G97-2.0 MW turbines (50 MW) at a wind farm in the state of Gujarat. The project is expected to be commissioned in September.
The second contract, reached with a power supplier, includes the development of a wind farm in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The facility will be equipped with 15 G97-2.0 MW Class S turbines (30 MW) and is slated for commissioning during the first quarter of this year. With a tower height of 104 meters, says Gamesa, the G97-2.0 MW Class S is tailor-designed for the Indian market in that it maximizes turbine performance at sites with low wind speeds.
Both are turnkey contracts, so Gamesa will also maintain the infrastructure needed to install and operate the projects. In addition, the company will operate and maintain the facilities on a long-term basis.
For the third order, Gamesa has signed an agreement with an independent local operator and developer for the supply of 25 G97-2.0 MW Class S turbines at a wind farm in the state of Madhya Pradesh. This project, which will similarly be maintained by Gamesa over a long-term horizon, is due for commissioning in the first quarter of the year.