Gamesa, a world leader in wind power technology, will supply 74.65 MW in ReNew Wind Energy India P Ltd (Jath), a subsidiary of Renew Wind Power. The order, the first that the company signed with the independent wind developer, includes 25 turbines G97-2,0 MW (totaling 50 MW) and 29 G58-850 kW (totaling 24.65 MW).
Gamesa wind turbines will be installed in the State of Maharashtra and plans to complete the delivery before the end of the year.
The contract represents the largest order of G97-2,0 MW turbines in this Indian state. This wind turbine model, specially designed for low wind sites as in the case of Maharashtra, launched by Gamesa earlier this year.
“This new contract with ReNew Power is an important support for the wind industry in our country, reinforcing the trust that exists in this industry. The incorporation of this new client portfolio in India Gamesa also reinforces our credibility in a market with possibilities, as is the Indian,” said Ramesh Kymal, Chairman and CEO of Gamesa in India, before adding that “this contract will increase the presence and visibility of the company and its platform of 2.0 MW in the State of Maharashtra.”
Mr. Sumant Sinha, Chairman and CEO of ReNew Power said: “We are delighted to partner with reputable manufacturers such as Gamesa, and trust the good performance of the new G97-2.0 MW wind turbines for many years. With this order, plus we got accelerate our expansion and presence in a growing market, as is the wind in India. It is an important step in positioning ReNew as a leading independent promoters (IPP) renewable in our country. ”
Gamesa in India has seen over the past year has increased the weight of the independent power producers in its order. The increase in the number of contracts from clients such Gamesa strengthens their position as one of the leading manufacturers of the country farms, despite the slowdown facing the industry right now. The company has signed agreements with developers in the past as GAIL, Oil India or NREDC.
India accounts for 14% of Gamesa’s total sales in the first half of 2012.