Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured a new order in India from ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy independent power producer. The scope includes the supply of 270 units of the SG 2.1-122 wind turbine model, with a total capacity of 567 MW, to two wind power facilities*.
Siemens Gamesa will provide the infrastructure needed to install and operate both wind power facilities. The company will supply, install and commission 127 SG 2.1-122 wind turbines for the project in Bhuj, Gujarat and 143 SG 2.1-122 wind turbines for the project in Davanagree, Karnataka, respectively. Both projects are expected to be commissioned by the first quarter of 2020.
India ranks fourth in global wind power installed capacity according the the GWEC. The onshore potential in the country is promising as it stands at 300 GW of which only 35 GW has been tapped. The government of India has established a target of reaching 65 GW of cumulative wind power capacity by 2022.
Siemens has been present in India since 2009, and its the accumulated base recently topped the 5.5 GW mark. The company has two blade factories in India, a nacelle factory, and an operations & maintenance centre in Chennai.