Wind turbine maker Gamesa has won orders to supply a total of 304 MW at five wind farms in India, strengthening its market position. Gamesa will supply, install and commission the turbines, as well as handle the operations and maintenance services at all of the facilities. Moreover, at four of the complexes, the company will take charge of construction. In all, Gamesa will supply 80 of its G114-2.0 class S turbines (160 MW) and 72 of its G97-2.0 MW class S (144 MW) turbines, both of which were specifically configured for the Indian market with the aim of maximising turbine performance at low wind speed sites. These projects are slated for commissioning during the first quarter of 2017.
Gamesa, whose shareholders recently cleared the company's planned merger with the wind power business of Germany's Siemens, says it is the leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in India with a market share of 34 percent in 2015, up from 25 percent in 2014, based on industry data. According to Ignacio Martin, Executive Chairman of Gamesa, this marks the start of a new era, one that will give Gamesa greater scale, thanks to the merger with Siemens WP, reinforcing it as a global leader in both the onshore and offshore segments. He further added that the transaction is not just good for Gamesa, it opens up new horizons for all the stakeholders. The merged entity will achieve greater geographic reach, a broader portfolio of products, services and solutions, and robust financial solidity.
Keywords: Gamesa, Siemens, Wind Farms, Merger