India wind energy revolution moves forward with Siemens Gamesa technology


ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Siemens Gamesa has notched a second significant deal this month with ReNew Power to supply its industry leading turbines to a 322 MW wind project in Tondehal. This follows the 301 MW order with ReNew for a wind project in Hombal signed at the beginning of July, and together they provide much-needed momentum to the country’s energy transition.

Siemens Gamesa launched the SG 3.4-145 turbine in 2020 despite an ongoing pandemic, and this marks the first order for this next-generation wind turbine for the Indian market. Energía Limpia XXI magazine reports that In total, the company will deliver 180 of its new SG3.4-145 wind turbines in the state of Karnataka, covering 93 units for the Tondehal project in the Koppal district, and 87 units for the 301 MW Hombal project in the Gadag district (87 units, 301 MW). Supply of these turbines is expected to commence during Siemens Gamesa’s financial year 2022.

Siemens Gamesa will supply the wind turbines for ReNew Power’s projects from its manufacturing plants in India.The 301 MW project was announced to the Spanish stock exchange on July 5, with both orders registered in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year.

Siemens Gamesa and ReNew power first partnered in 2012 for a 22 MW wind farm in the state of Maharashtra.Since that time Siemens Gamesa has developed wind farms for ReNew power across five wind-rich states in the country which are powered by turbines ranging from the company’s legacy 850 kW turbine to its latest SG 3.4-145 turbine. Today, with over 1 GW of commissioned capacity of wind projects, Siemens Gamesa serves over 30% of ReNew’s wind portfolio and stands as one of the most trusted renewable energy partners for the company in India.

“We are happy to announce these two large deals for the SG 3.4-145 turbine with ReNew Power, one of our long-standing customers in India and we thank Renew for their trust in our capabilities.Deals of this scale provide much needed momentum for the Indian wind industry, and I am confident that this product will set the pace for the next-generation growth for wind in the country. With a 7 GW installed base, India will remain an important market for Siemens Gamesa and we are fully committed to contributing to the country’s renewable energy targets,” said Navin Dewaji, India CEO of Siemens Gamesa.

The SG 3.4-145 wind turbine is based on the SG 3.4-132, with several GWs installed worldwide. The turbine delivers a nominal power of 3.465 MW and can operate up to 3.6 MW under specific site conditions.With an increased rotor swept area of 41%, which delivers 48% more AEP than the previous SG 2.2-122, the SG 3.4-145 is one of the most efficient and cost-effective solutions in the market.

Siemens Gamesa has operated in India since 2009, and the base installed by the company recently surpassed the 7GW mark. The company has blade factories in Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), a nacelle factory in Mamandur (Chennai, Tamil Nadu),and an operations & maintenance center in Red Hills (Chennai,Tamil Nadu).

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