Siemens Gamesa to expand operations in Bengaluru, India

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will expand its operations at its centre in Bengaluru, India, for more than 500 engineers.

The facility with workspace of 76,000 sq. feet is in the Electronic city phase 2 of Bengaluru. The centre is one of the three major Research & Development hubs for Siemens Gamesa globally, the other two being in Spain and Denmark.

Siemens Gamesa in December 2018 inaugurated the engineering centre with 500 engineers. Over the last three years the centre has more than doubled its workforce, adding 600 engineers.

The facility now employs 1,100 engineers and the number is expected to grow further in coming years as renewable momentum builds in the country.

The centre supports global engineering and technology requirements pertaining to software and engineering design for onshore and offshore wind turbines as well as service technology including software systems for wind farm monitoring and control, enhancements towards cybersecurity compliance and digitalization of business processes.

“Digital technologies are key levers to develop powerful turbines and increase turbine performance in operation,” said Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, designated Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Siemens Gamesa.

Venkata Ramakrishna Ramayanam, Head of the Bengaluru Engineering Centre, said: “Our growth over the last three challenging years is a testament to our contributions and to India’s software and engineering talent pool.”

Siemens Gamesa has operated in India since 2009, and the base installed by the company recently surpassed the 8GW mark.

Siemens Gamesa has a blade factory in Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), a nacelle factory in Mamandur (Chennai, Tamil Nadu), and an operations and maintenance centre in Red Hills (Chennai, Tamil Nadu).

Siemens Gamesa is a leader with a 40 percent market share in India, according to consultancy Wood Mackenzie.