Siemens Gamesa has bagged the contract to supply 206 units of SG 2.2-122 wind turbines with a total capacity of 453MW for two wind farms in the Bhuj district in the Indian state of Gujarat, alongside Saudi Arabia’s Alfanar Global Development.
As part of the contract, the Spanish firm will supply 202MW for one wind farm and 252MW for the other one, with the wind farms expected to be commissioned by 2020.
According to the statement on Siemens Gamesa’s website, the SG 2.2-122 wind turbine has been manufactured to be used at low wind and low turbulence sites, specifically in the Indian market. The Zamudio-based company has supplied over 1GW in the current fiscal year in the Asian country.
Speaking about the contract win, chief executive officer of onshore operations at Siemens Gamesa in India, Ramesh Kymal, said: “Alfanar is already our customer globally and we are happy to announce this first deal with the company in India.”
News from India! Siemens Gamesa strengthens its leadership in the country with two new contracts to supply 453 MW to @alfanar The order includes two wind projects which will be developed in Bhuj in the state of Gujarat #EnergyOfTodayhttps://t.co/NKBizMR6Zq pic.twitter.com/I9YBVSluYY— Siemens Gamesa (@SiemensGamesa) August 13, 2019
“Repeated big orders such as this certainly boosts our confidence and demonstrates customers’ trust in our capabilities. With the SG 2.2-122 – a turbine made for India – we expect to deliver better value to our customers through innovative, tailor-made solutions,” added Kymal.
CEO of Alfanar Global Development, Jamal Wadi, said that the contract was awarded as part of its 600MW portfolio under the SECI bids which the Saudi Arabian firm has been developing in Bhuj.
Wadi added: “With more than 3 GW of greenfield development in the pipeline for Alfanar in India, our main goal is to provide value and benefit to the community by partnering with reliable manufacturers.”
In the statement, Siemens Gamesa said that the deal will be reflected in its Q4 order intake.
The wind turbine manufacturer operates two blade factories in India: at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh and at Halol in Gujarat. The company’s nacelle factory is located in Mamandur and an operations and maintenance centre is located in Red Hills, with both based in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai.
According to GWEC, India is ranked fourth in global wind power installed capacity; onshore potential has been recorded at 300GW in the country, with 35GW having already been attained. The Indian government aims to reach 65GW of cumulative wind power capacity by 2022.