Siemens Gamesa Wins 453 Megawatt Order In India

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Siemens Gamesa continues to win fresh orders under the auction regime of the Indian wind energy sector. The latest order is among the company’s largest to-date after the introduction of competitive wind energy auctions in India.

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In a press release, Siemens Gamesa announced that it secured two orders to supply, erect, and commission wind energy projects with a cumulative capacity of 453 megawatts. The orders have been placed by Saudi Arabia-based Alfranar Group. The order has been split between 202 megawatts and 251 megawatts for projects to be commissioned in the west Indian state of Gujarat.

The two projects are part of the capacity Alfanar secured in the third and the fifth national-level wind energy auctions conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in February and September 2018, respectively. The company had secured 300 megawatts of capacity each in the two auctions.

Siemens Gamesa has managed to secure large orders from independent power producers under the competitive auctions regime.

Earlier this year Siemens Gamesa secured two orders worth 567 megawatts from ReNew Power Limited for projects it has secured in the fourth national-level auction and an auction conducted by NTPC Limited. In April 2018 the company secured a contract from Sembcorp Energy India to supply and install 300 megawatts worth of wind turbines. The contract was Siemens Gamesa’s largest in India till that date. The company also signed a contract for a 270-megawatt deal in early 2018. In November 2017 the company won an order from Orange Renewable for EPC construction of 200-megawatt project won in the second national-level wind energy auction.   

As of July 31st, 2019, India had an operational wind energy capacity of 36.6 gigawatts. The Indian government plans to double this capacity to 70 gigawatts by March 2022 and has lined up several auctions to do so. T0-date, India has conducted 12 wind energy auctions at the federal and state level and allocated just of 11.1 gigawatts of capacity.

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