Siemens Gamesa signs wind turbine order with Alfanar India

Siemens Gamesa SG 3.4-132 model wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has won an order in India from Alfanar for the supply of wind turbines.

The wind turbine maker will supply 206 units of the SG 2.2-122 wind turbines for two wind farms — 202 MW and 251 MW — totalling 453 MW.

Both wind power projects will be located in Bhuj, Gujarat. Alfanar is expected to commission the wind farms by 2020.

The SG 2.2-122 wind turbines are specifically optimized for low wind, low turbulence sites typical of the Indian market, thanks to low power density and high efficiency. Siemens Gamesa sold over 1 GW wind turbines during the current fiscal year.

“With the SG 2.2-122 – a turbine made for India, we expect to deliver better value to our customers through innovative, tailor-made solutions,” said Ramesh Kymal, Onshore CEO of Siemens Gamesa in India.

Jamal Wadi, CEO of Alfanar Global Development, said the project is part of the 600 MW portfolio awarded under the SECI bids.

India’s onshore potential stands at 300 GW and 35 GW have been tapped. Government has set a target of reaching 65 GW of cumulative wind power capacity by 2022.

Siemens Gamesa’s installed base recently surpassed 6.2 GW mark in India. The company has two blade factories in Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), and Halol (Gujarat), a nacelle factory in Mamandur (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) and an operations & maintenance centre in Red Hills (Chennai, Tamil Nadu).