has secured an order from Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) for a 50-MW wind farm
project at Amba in Madhya Pradesh. The order, to be commissioned in March this year, is a turnkey project and the first to be won from IL&FS.
As a part of this contract, Gamesa
will supply, erect & commission 25 units of its G114 – 2.0MW wind turbines. The G114-2.0 MW is designed to yield more power at lower wind speeds making it particularly suited to India's wind conditions. With a rotor spanning 114 metres, the new turbine’s swept area is 38 percent greater than that of its predecessor. This order forms part of the 278 MW consolidated orders announced for India vide our global press release.
“We are glad to announce our first project with IL&FS, one of India’s leading infrastructure development and finance companies. Not only does this order boost our confidence significantly but also encourages us to continuously offer value for our growing elite client base through innovative tailor made solutions. This order takes us a step closer in our collective goal of addressing the growing energy needs in India and is one that we greatly look forward to completing,” commented Ramesh Kymal, chairman and managing director, Gamesa
In recent years, India has emerged as one of the most promising wind power markets with new capacity expected to increase to more than 30,000 MW from 2016 to 2025, driven by huge demand for electricity, according to consultancy firm MAKE. “The new orders obtained by Gamesa
in India reinforce its solid commercial positioning. The company ended 2015 (CY) as the leading OEM in the country with a market share of 34 percent, compared to 25 percent in 2014 (CY), when it also was the market leader,” said Gamesa
in a press statement. To date, Gamesa
has installed over to 3,500 MW and services close to 2,800 MW, under O&M agreements.