Gamesa says it has secured a new order in India from ReNew Power, one of India’s independent power producers, for the engineering, procurement and construction of a 50 MW wind farm located in Bijapur, in the state of Karnataka.
According to Gamesa, the agreement signed with ReNew Power encompasses the installation of 25 G114-2.0 MW Class S turbines. With a tower height of 106 meters, this new turbine variant is custom-designed for the low-wind-speed sites typical of India.
Given that it is a turnkey contract, Gamesa will also provide the infrastructure needed to install and operate the facility. The wind farm’s commissioning is scheduled for March 2017.
This new contract strengthens Gamesa’s relationship with ReNew Power, with which it has already signed firm orders for the supply of close to 300 MW.
Gamesa has been present in India since 2009 – where it has installed more than 3,300 MW. In the first half of 2016, India accounted for 30% of Gamesa’s total sales volume. As for the market’s potential, MAKE Consultancy is forecasting 30 GW of new wind power capacity additions in this market by 2025.