Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa has secured contracts to supply a total 304 MW of turbines to five wind farms in India, expanding its presence in the country.

The contracts include installation of 152 turbines, which were specifically configured for the Indian market with the aim of maximising turbine performance at low wind speed sites.

The company said: “Gamesa continues to make further inroads into the Indian market, where the company is the number-one OEM, having commanded the leadership spot for three years in a row.”

Gamesa will will supply, install and commission 80 of its G114-2.0 class S turbines (160 MW) and 72 of its G97-2.0 MW class S (144 MW) turbines.

Besides, it will be responsible for handling the operations and maintenance services at all of the facilities.

At four of the wind farms, the company will take charge of construction.

Gamesa said that the latest contracts were signed during the third quarter of 2016.

Since its entry into Indian market in 2009, Gamesa has installed over 3,000 MW in the country.

In September, October, Gamesa received a contract from Indian firm Atria Power to build 130MW of solar power projects in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, in southern part of the country.

Under the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, Gamesa will be responsible for the development of two solar power plants, with a capacity of 90MW and 40MW.

The contract scope also includes operations and maintenance of the two projects, which are planned to be commissioned in March 2017.

Image: A Gamesa-built G114-2.0MW class S turbine. Photo: courtesy of Gamesa.