Spain-based Gamesa has won orders to deliver 198MW of wind turbines for several projects in India.
The first deal requires Gamesa to deliver 50 of its G114-2.0 MW Class S turbines, with a combined capacity of 100 MW, for a wind farm located in Karnataka state.
The project is scheduled for commissioning in March 2017.
The second order is for 12 turbines of the same model for a 24MW project in the same state. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned in the middle of this year.
In addition, Gamesa has been awarded contracts to build two wind farms in Rajasthan state.
The larger project will feature 25 of Gamesa’s G97-2.0 MW turbines totaling 50MW, while the smaller facility will have 12 units of the G97-2.0 MW Class S model with a combined capacity of 24 MW.
The company will also handle all of the infrastructure required to install and operate the facilities. Both projects are slated for commissioning in the fourth quarter of this year.
The G114-2.0 MW Class S and G97-2.0 MW Class S turbines have tower heights of 106m and 104m, respectively.
They have been specifically designed for the Indian market to maximize turbine performance at low wind speed sites.
Gamesa has been operating in India since 2009. The company had installed nearly 2,600MW by the end of last year.
In 2015, India accounted for 29% of the company’s total sales volume.
Image: Gamesa’s G114-2.0 MW prototype. Photo: Courtesy of Gamesa.