Spanish firm Gamesa has received a contract to supply 460MW of wind turbines for seven different projects in India.
As part of the deals, Gamesa will supply 230 of wind turbines, which will be designed to optimize turbine performance for the low wind speed sites in the country.
The company agreed to deliver and install 170 of its G114-2.0MW class S turbines with a total power generation capacity of 340MW as well as 60 of its G97-2.0MW class S with a total energy capacity of 120MW.
Additionally, Gamesa will be responsible for the turnkey construction of majority of the project developments. It will also supply, install, commission as well as handle all the operations and maintenance services of the power plants.
The proposed seven wind power projects are planned to be commissioned during the first quarter of next year.
In May, Gamesa said it was developing a new blade factory in Nellore, a town in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, as part of its growth strategy in the country’s wind energy market.
Scheduled to be launched in September 2016, the blade factory will be capable of manufacturing 250 blades with a total capacity of 500MW per year.
The facility, which will produce the G114-2.0MW class S model turbines, will complement the company’s existing blade factory in Halol in the state of Gujarat, as well as a nacelle factory and a repair centre in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Image: A Gamesa-built G114-2.0MW class S turbine. Photo: courtesy of Gamesa.