Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, the Spanish wind energy giant, today announced it has bagged largest order for wind turbines in India.
“Under the terms of the EPC contract entered into with Sembcorp Green Infra Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of Sembcorp Energy India 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.
Under the order, Siemens Gamesa will provide all the infrastructure needed to equip and operate the facility, located in Gujarat and will also maintain the facility, which is due to be commissioned in April 2019, for 10 years.
The company also announced this is the first order placed for the SG 2.1-122 turbines which are specifically fine-tuned for low-speed sites such as those prevalent in India. The wind farm will be connected to India’s Interstate Transmission System and supply power to multiple states, helping them meet their renewable energy requirement.
Siemens Gamesa has been present in India since 2009. Its total installed base of capacity recently crossed 5 Gw mark.