ArcelorMittal Places 166 Megawatt India Wind Turbine Order With Siemens Gamesa

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The world’s second largest steel maker, ArcelorMittal, has placed a huge wind turbine order in India as part of its ambitious plans to expand its renewable energy footprint in the country. 

AM Green Energy placed an order for 166 megawatts of wind turbines with Siemens Gamesa. AM Green Energy is a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India. 

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel operates a large steel plant at Hazira in the state of Gujarat in western India. It acquired the plant from an Indian company, Essar Steel. AM Green Energy will help the steel maker shift from conventional power to renewable power. 

Siemens Gamesa will supply 46 units of its SG 3.6-145 turbine for a wind power project to be located in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Once commissioned, the project will generate enough power to meet 20% of electricity demand at the Hazira steel plant and offset 1.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year. 

The wind energy project will be part of a much largest wind solar hybrid project with total capacity of 989 megawatts. ArcelorMittal has been looking to expand its renewable energy footprint and has also announced plans to use pumped hydro storage increase the amount of renewable energy it can use for operations. 

Large Indian conglomerates and leading foreign companies have increased their focus on decarbonization, and are looking to set up renewable energy projects or contract renewable power purchase agreements. 

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