Gamesa scores wind order in India

Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has signed an agreement to build a 47.6MW wind farm in India. The Spanish firm will build and supply 56 of its 850kW turbines for SJVN […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has signed an agreement to build a 47.6MW wind farm in India.

The Spanish firm will build and supply 56 of its 850kW turbines for SJVN Limited in the state of Maharashtra. The contract also includes a ten-year operation and maintenance services contract, with a commitment to commission the project within eight months.

Ramesh Kymal, Chairman and Managing Director of Gamesa India said: “Gamesa-SJVN new contract comes at a time when several States in India are reeling under acute power shortage and it shows how wind energy could play a pivotal role in being an ideal alternative source of energy.”

SJVN is a major hydropower player in India, currently operating India’s largest hydropower station with a capacity of 1,500MW. It also has around 5.186MW of projects and other hydropower developments in Nepal and Bhutan.