Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has continued a strong period of momentum by announcing on Wednesday that it has secured a contract to provide and construct 200 MW worth of wind turbines to a project in Poovani, in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.
This latest project announcement solidifies Siemens Gamesa’s position as the leading renewable energy player in India, but further gives strength to the company coming off the back of a temporary slowdown in India’s wind energy market.
Siemens Gamesa will provide 100 of its G114-2.0 MW (megawatt) wind turbines to the 200 MW wind farm located in Poovani, Tamil Nadu, on top of EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) work for the project being developed by Orange Renewable and promoted by Singapore’s AT Holdings. The project is expected to be completed by February of 2019 and will provide electricity for approximately 155,000 households and offset around 651,000 tonnes of CO2-equivalent.
“We are happy to announce this new deal with Orange Renewable, one of the fastest growing renewable IPPs in India,” said Ramesh Kymal, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s onshore business in India. “This order certainly boosts our confidence significantly as we gear up for the next phase of growth at Siemens Gamesa in India. With the G114-2.0 MW T-106 model, a turbine made for India, we expect to deliver better value for our client base through innovative tailor-made solutions.”
“We are delighted to partner with Siemens Gamesa for our latest wind project, which takes our Siemens Gamesa fleet close to 500 MW and our overall renewable portfolio close to 1 GW,” added Sudhir Nunes, Chief Executive Officer for Wind at Orange Renewable. “We are proud to have achieved this growth in a very short span while maintaining a high standard of commitment to advanced technology, environment, health and sustainability. Our decision was driven by our confidence in Siemens Gamesa as a global technology leader. We are committed to delivering optimal energy solutions to the country.”
The announcement comes just a days after Siemens Gamesa announced that it had secured its largest-ever order in Thailand, a 260 MW order of 100 wind turbines for the Hanuman wind complex in Chaiyaphum, in northeast Thailand. This was followed a day later by a mammoth order for 950 MW worth of wind turbines for three offshore wind farms in Danish waters being developed by Swedish power company Vattenfall.
“We are pleased that Vattenfall has selected Siemens Gamesa for these projects,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO Offshore at Siemens Gamesa. “The advanced model of our proven direct drive offshore wind turbine platform and our advanced services will leverage the energy output of these lighthouse projects and help to move offshore wind into the energy mainstream in Europe.”