Spain's Gamesa has signed a new contract in India for the supply of 100 MW to Hero Future Energies (HFE), one of India's leading independent power producers (IPP).
Under the terms of the contract signed with HFE, Gamesa will install 50 of its G97-2.0 MW class S turbines at the Dhar wind farm, located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. With a tower height of 104 metres, this new turbine variant -certified by TÜV NORD- is custom-designed for the low wind speed sites typical of India. The wind farm's commissioning is scheduled for March 2016.
The new order reinforces Gamesa's solid commercial positioning in India: according to Make Consulting, the company ended 2014 as the leading OEM in the country for the second year running, with a market share of 25% in 2014, compared to 21% in 2013.
Gamesa's presence in India - as technology provider and wind farm developer - dates back to 2009. To date, it has installed close to 2,100 MW and services over 1,700 MW under O&M agreements. In addition, in its capacity as wind farm developer, it has developed over 1,300 MW.