Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has disclosed that it has bagged an order from Sembcorp Green Infra to supply 143 turbines for a 300MW wind farm in the Indian state of Gujarat.
As per the terms of the EPC contract signed with the subsidiary of Sembcorp Energy India, Siemens Gamesa will construct the wind farm, which will feature its SG 2.1-122 turbines.
The Spain-based wind turbine manufacturer said that this is the first order given for the SG 2.1-122 turbines, which are particularly fine-tuned for low-speed sites such as those seen in India.
Under its contract, the company will be responsible to deliver all of the infrastructure required to equip and operate the new wind farm, which is expected to be commissioned in April 2019.
Sembcorp Green Infra had won the 300MW Gujarat wind farm project during India’s third nationwide wind power auction held by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) recently.
Following the completion of the wind farm, the entire power generation from it will be sold to SECI under a long-term power purchase agreement of 25 years. It will be linked to India’s Interstate Transmission System to deliver clean electricity to various states to help them to cover their renewable energy targets.
Siemens Gamesa will also maintain the facility for a period of 10 years as per the contract terms.
Siemens Gamesa India onshore division CEO Ramesh Kymal said: “This contract marks a landmark in Siemens Gamesa’s strategy in India on account of both the size of the project and the technology selected.
“Moreover, it sends a very positive signal regarding the market’s momentum and shores up our confidence in its full recovery.”
Earlier, this month, Siemens Gamesa said that it had reached the milestone of connecting 5,000MW capacity to the Indian grid. The company forayed into the Indian wind sector in 2009. Currently, it has two blade facilities, located in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat states, a nacelle factory and a repair center in Tamil Nadu state.