Mumbai: Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa India has bagged a contract from ReNew Power for supply of 20 custom-made G97 turbines of two megawatts (MW) each for a project in Karnataka.
“Gamesa India has entered into an agreement with ReNew Power for a 40MW turnkey order consisting of 20 units of former’s custom-made G97-2MW class S with tower height of 104m that will be commissioned in Ron district in Karnataka,” the company said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
According to the contract, Gamesa will develop the entire infrastructure needed to operate the project, including supply, erection and commissioning of 20 units of wind turbines which are the custom-designed for tapping low wind sites in the country. Gamesa has also entered into a long-term operations and maintenance agreement to ensure smooth functioning of the wind farm.
The project will be commissioned by September this year. “We are well placed to cater to the growing demand for renewable energy and we are confident that orders like this will help reinstate our commitment towards meeting renewable energy goals set by the government,” Gamesa India chairman and managing director Ramesh Kymal said.
Gamesa has already commissioned over 140MW of wind projects for ReNew Power across Maharashtra and Karnataka and this order will be the fourth order from ReNew Power.
ReNew Power chairman and chief executive officer Sumant Sinha said, “New technological improvements in wind energy design have contributed to the noteworthy advances in wind energy penetration. We have placed our fourth order with Gamesa because of their ability to harness the maximum wind with their cutting edge technology.”
Source: Mint; 19 April 2016