Siemens Gamesa to supply wind turbines for 133MW wind project in Karnataka

Siemens Gamesa has signed a deal with Singapore-based IPP Vena Energy to supply its wind turbines for a 133 megawatts (MW) wind project in Koppal District in Karnataka, India. In total, the company will deliver 37 SG 3.6-145 wind turbines for this project with installation expected during Siemens Gamesa’s financial year 2023.

Siemens Gamesa and Vena Energy first partnered in 2015 with a 154 MW wind farm in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Since then, Vena Energy has added over 300 MW of wind power projects in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Following this latest order for the SG 3.6-145 turbines, Vena Energy’s portfolio with Siemens Gamesa in India will stand close to 600 MW underscoring its long-term commitment to the Indian market.

“We are pleased to strengthen this partnership with Vena Energy and supply them with our latest technology that can help drive a successful energy transition in India” said Navin Dewaji, India CEO of Siemens Gamesa. “We have worked closely since 2015 and are confident of extending this long-standing partnership in the years to come,” he added.

Siemens Gamesa launched this new platform in 2020 in the face of an ongoing pandemic and announced orders totalling 925 MW last year. This new deal takes orders for the Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform in India past the 1 GW mark, helping to confirm its competitiveness in the Indian market. Siemens Gamesa has operated in India since 2009, and the base installed by the company recently surpassed the 8 GW mark. The company has blade factories in Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), a nacelle factory in Mamandur (Chennai, Tamil Nadu), and an operations and maintenance center in Red Hills (Chennai, Tamil Nadu). The company is market leader with a 40 per cent market share, according to consultancy Wood Mackenzie.

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