Gamesa has been contracted by renewable energy player Ostro Energy to build two 100 MW wind farms in India under a turnkey arrangement.
Gamesa will install 50 of its G97-2.0 MW Class S turbines at the Amba wind farm, located in the province of Madhya Pradesh, and 50 more turbines of the same make at the Nimbagallu wind farm, located in Andhra Pradesh. Gamesa says that with a tower height of 104 meters, this new turbine variant is custom-designed for the low-wind-speed sites typical of India.
Given the fact that it is a turnkey contract, Gamesa will also handle all of the infrastructure needed to install and operate the project. The Nimbagallu wind farm is due for commissioning in December 2016, while the Amba project should be online by February 2017.
With this order, Gamesa says its order intake in India rises to 896 MW year to date, with almost 450 MW generated in the third quarter alone. The company has installed close to 2.1 GW and services over 1.7 GW under operations and maintenance agreements in the country. In addition, in its capacity as wind farm developer, Gamesa has developed over 1.3 GW in India.