Gamesa has landed a fresh order in the Indian wind energy sector, providing a further boost to the company’s plans to increase its footprint in the fast-emerging market.
Independent power producer Orange Powergen Limited has placed an order for 250 MW of wind turbines with Gamesa for 3 separate wind energy projects, set to be located in 2 different states.
Gamesa will supply 125 of its G97-2.0 MW Class S wind turbines to the projects. The wind turbines are “tailor-designed for the Indian market with a view to maximising turbine performance at low wind speed sites,” said Gamesa on their website.
The turbines will be supplied to a 100 MW project that will be developed in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh and is set to be commissioned by March 2016. The state of Madhya Pradesh will host the other 2 projects, of 50 MW and 100 MW capacities each, both of which are expected to be operational by Q2 2016.
Orange Powergen Limited has an ambitious plan to expand its renewable energy capacity in India. The company has been working closely with Gamesa and has placed orders to supply wind turbines for 2 projects of 50 MW capacity each earlier this year, bringing Orange Powergen’s orders placed with Gamesa up to a total of 350 MW wind energy capacity.
Last year, Orange Powergen also secured a $40 million equity investment from AT Capital, a Singapore-based private equity fund. Orange Powergen is active in the development of all major renewable energy technologies including solar, wind, biomass, and hydro power, and the company has pledged to add 1.4 GW of wind energy capacity over the next 5-7 years.
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