Gamesa India has signed an order for a 100MW wind farm in Khanapur, Maharashtra, which will be made up of 50 of their G97-2.0 MW Class S wind turbines made for low wind speed sites. The deal was made with Orange Renewable Power (ORP) who plans to install over 1000 MW of wind energy by 2017.
Ramesh Kymal, the Chairman and Managing Director of Gamesa India, said about the project, ““Clean energy is the need of the hour. This order from Orange Renewable Power clearly signifies the increasing importance of wind power in India’s energy mix.”
“Gamesa is happy to sign this order with Orange Renewable Power and increase its market share among the Independent power producers in the country. With this new product variant of 2 MW turbine, Gamesa expects to deliver better returns to our customers.”
Sudhir Nunes, Chief Executive Officer at Orange Renewable Power said, ““Orange Renewable Power (ORP) is excited about the opportunity to partner with Gamesa to introduce the highly optimized 2 MW turbine with 104m tower in Maharashtra, in keeping with ORP’s strategy of developing high quality assets with low cost energy.”
The wind farm will be completed in two phases, the first by March 2015, and the second by June 2015, and Gamesa will be in charge of supply, installation and commissioning.