Siemens Gamesa, which recently revised downwards its 2021 EBIT and group revenue forecasts for 2021 owing to the sharp increase of raw material prices and increased estimates of ramp-up costs for its 5.X platform, has secured a second major deal with ReNew Power for a 322 MW wind project in Tondehal, India. It follows the 301 MW order with ReNew for a wind project in Hombal signed at the beginning of July.
In total, the company will deliver 180 of its new SG3.4-145 wind turbines in the state of Karnataka, covering 93 units for the Tondehal project in the Koppal district, and 87 units for the Hombal project in the Gadag district (87 units, 301 MW). Supply of these turbines is expected to commence during financial year 2022.
Siemens launched the SG 3.4-145 turbine in 2020 despite the ongoing pandemic, and this marks the first order for this next-generation wind turbine for the Indian market. The wind turbines will be manufactured at Siemens’ plants in India.
The SG 3.4-145 wind turbine is based on the SG 3.4-132, with several GWs installed worldwide. The turbine delivers a nominal power of 3.465 MW and can operate up to 3.6 MW under specific site conditions. It has an increased rotor swept area of 41%, delivers 48% more AEP than its predecessor.