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Gamesa wins Indian wind turbine contract

Gamesa has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to supply and build a wind farm for Indian public company SJVN

Gamesa will supply 56 of its 850kw turbines to SJVN in India

A Spanish company has won the rights to develop a 46.6MW wind farm in the Indian state of Maharashtra as part of ambitious plans to diversify energy supply in the region.

Gamesa will supply and build 56 of its 850kw turbines to SJVN, a mini-ratna company as part of a joint venture with governments of India and Himachal Pradesh.

The deal includes a ten-year operation and maintenance services agreement. The project in District Ahmednagar should be commissioned within eight months.

SJVN has emerged as a major hydropower player in India as well as Nepal and Bhutan. It operates the 1.5GW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station, the country's largest, and has nearly 5.2GW of capacity under various stages of development.

“The new Gamesa-SJVN contract comes at a time when several States in India are reeling under acute power shortage and it shows how wind energy could play a pivotal role in being an ideal alternative source of energy,” said Ramesh Kymal, chairman and managing director of Gamesa India.