Danish wind turbine-maker Vestas has secured an order from Watsun Infra, a subsidiary of Continuum Wind Energy to supply 96MW of turbines, for a wind project in India.

The wind project will be the second phase of the 150MW Periyapatti Wind Farm in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

For this project, Vestas will be supplying its 2MW wind turbines. As per the order, the wind turbines will include 34 of V100-2MW and 14 of V110-2MW.

The order includes supply and installation of the turbines, along with VestasOnline Business SCADA solution and a 15-year full-scope Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement.

The turbines are expected to be delivered in the second quarter of this year and commissioning is scheduled for this year’s third quarter.

Continuum Energy CEO Arvind Bansal said: “Continuum is pleased to extend its cooperation with Vestas and deploy the 48 turbines equipped with advanced aeronautics. These 48 turbines will add to the 27 previously procured from Vestas and commissioned to build our 150 MW project in Tamil Nadu.

“We are delighted to contribute in a small way to the transformative program of governments of India and Tamil Nadu to provide electricity to all citizens.”

As per Vestas, the contract takes its order intake to more than 600MW in India last year.

Vestas Asia Pacific President Clive Turton said: “With the second order from Continuum in less than a year, we underline how our reliable and versatile technology delivers the most effective solutions for our customers in the Indian market.

“The project takes Vestas’ 2017 order intake in India past 600 MW for the first time, marking an important milestone for us in a competitive market.”

Image: Vestas’ order intake in India reached more than 600MW this year. Photo: Courtesy of Falk Schaaf/FreeImages.com.