CLP India, the largest wind power producer in India, and Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, recently signed a turnkey project to construct a 100-MW wind farm in Chandgarh, Madhya Pradesh, a company release said.
The new wind project will increase CLP India’s wind power portfolio close to 1,100 MW spanned across six states: Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and now Madhya Pradesh.
Rajiv Mishra, Managing Director, CLP India, said: “CLP India is the largest wind power producer in India and we are proud to announce our first project in Madhya Pradesh. We see enormous potential in the Indian power market, especially in the renewables field, and we are actively seeking new opportunities across the country to capture this potential.”
As per the agreement, Gamesa will handle the entire infrastructure needed to set up and operate the wind farm, including installation of 50 new G97 2.0 MW turbines with extended hub height of 104 metres. The G97-2.0 MW–T104m turbine is specifically designed for Indian wind conditions at low wind speed sites offering low cost energy, thereby improving operational efficiency. The contract also includes a long term operation and maintenance service.
Prior to this, Gamesa commissioned a 60-MW wind farm in Jath, Maharashtra, in March 2014 for CLP India. This new contract puts Gamesa’s 2014 Indian order intake at 850 MW. From January to September, India accounted for 27 per cent of megawatt sold by Gamesa, signifying its growing contribution in the Indian wind power market.
“I am glad this project has further strengthened our collaboration with CLP India. Being a strong advocate for renewable energy resources, Gamesa’s effort in influencing positive climate change compliments that of CLP India’s and we are working together to lower India’s carbon footprint.” said Ramesh Kymal, Chairman and Managing Director, Gamesa India.