Gamesa is to produce wind turbines specifically designed for optimal performance in Indian conditions as part of a deal to supply seven wind power projects in the country.

In total, the Spanish company will supply 460 MW and 230 wind turbines, capable of adapting to the low wind speed sites on the subcontinent.
Gamesa wind turbine
The company agreed to deliver and install 170 of its G114-2.0MW class S turbines with a total power generation capacity of 340 MW as well as 60 of its G97-2.0MW class S with a total energy capacity of 120MW.

Gamesa will also be responsible for the turnkey construction of majority of the project developments. It will also supply, install, commission as well as handle all the operations and maintenance services of the power plants.

The proposed seven wind power projects are planned to be commissioned during the first quarter of next year.

The company has announced plans for a new blade factory in Nellore, a town in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, earlier this year.

Scheduled to be launched in September 2016, the blade factory will be capable of manufacturing 250 blades with a total capacity of 500 MW per year.

The facility will complement the company’s existing blade factory in Halol in the state of Gujarat, as well as a nacelle factory and a repair centre in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.