Gamesa to supply 304 MW at five wind farms in India
(WK-intern) – The company has been contracted install a total of 152 of its G97-2.0 MW class S and G114-2.0 MW class S turbines, custom-designed for the low wind speed sites typical of India.
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. Specifically, Gamesa has secured five new orders for the supply of a total of 304 MW to several customers.
Gamesa will supply, install and commission the turbines, as well as handling the operations and maintenance services at all of the facilities. Moreover, at four of the complexes, the company will take charge of construction.
In all, Gamesa will supply 80 of its G114-2.0 class S turbines (160 MW) and 72 of its G97-2.0 MW class S (144 MW) turbines, both of which were specifically configured for the Indian market with the aim of maximising turbine performance at low wind speed sites. These projects are slated for commissioning during the first quarter of 2017.
Gamesa’s leadership in India
Gamesa has been present in India, where it has installed over 3,000 MW, since 2009. According to MAKE Consultancy, Gamesa is the leading OEM in India, with a market share of 34% in 2015 (up from 25% in 2014), having dominated this market for three years in a row.
 Contracts signed during the third quarter of 2016.
Gamesa G97-2.0-MW-turbines / Photo: Gamesa