Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced this week that it had been awarded the contracts to build multiple wind projects across India totaling 140 megawatts (MW) in capacity.
The company announced on Thursday that it had won multiple wind orders throughout the first quarter of 2018 to supply 140 MW worth of wind power to numerous industrial customers across India, and to a leading independent power producer — most of which have been mandated by industrial customers such as textile, auto ancillaries, and pharmaceutical companies, which are looking to increase their supply of renewable energy.
Siemens Gamesa will provide engineering, procurement, and supply services for all the projects which range in size from 2 MW to 58 MW, and will end up commissioning 41 of its G97-2.0 MW turbines and 29 of its SG 2.0-114 turbines. All the projects are set to be commissioned in June of this year.
“We are happy to announce these new deals in India,” said Ramesh Kymal, Onshore CEO of Siemens Gamesa in India. “We are witnessing encouragingly growing interest from industrial customers who are becoming a sizable number in our order portfolio. These orders show a positive sign of development in the market and it boosts our confidence significantly.”
The numerous projects were likely awarded across a broad span of time and only announced now in advance of the company’s quarterly earnings report due out the beginning of next month. The company has received numerous contracts over the quarter, including a contract to supply 166 MW worth of wind turbines across four locations in Spain, announced on Monday. Last week, however, Siemens Gamesa also announced that it had passed 5,000 MW worth of wind energy commissioned in India, becoming the second largest wind manufacturer in the country.
“It is encouraging to see our incremental growth in India over the years. India is a key market for us and will continue to be one for years to come,” said Markus Tacke last week. “The global wind market dynamics are changing and so is the change occurring in India. Hence, it is imperative for us to respond to the market with more agility, better products and comprehensive digital intelligence which will set us to the path for strong profitable growth, and our L3AD2020 program will set us on track to global leadership.”
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