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Spanish turbines could develop up to 430MW wind projects in India

Gamesa signs two agreements for large-scale projects with negotiations and site analysis underway to extend a 100MW wind farm plan to additional 200MW

Gamesa said the two projects reinforce the company’s growing presence in India’s wind power sector

Spanish turbine technology is being used to develop two major wind power projects in India which could total 430MW. Wind turbine developer Gamesa has signed two agreements for the projects which include 130MW to firm China Light & Power India (CLP India) and 100MW to Greenko Wind Project. The company has said the Greenko agreement might be extended to an additional 200MW, with negotiations and site analysis already underway.

The agreement with Greenko, one of India's leading wind power project developers and operators, encompasses the supply and installation of 100MW. Gamesa will install 50 G97-2.0MW WTGs (100MW in total) at two 50MW wind farms located in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Installation of the turbines is slated for completion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013. In addition, Gamesa will handle the related O&M services for a five-year term.

Elsewhere, under the contract with CLP India, a subsidiary of CLP Holdings, one of the largest energy investors in Asia Pacific, Gamesa will take on the supply, installation and commissioning of 65 G97-2.0MW WTGs, with total capacity of 130MW, at the Jath wind farm. This is being developed by Gamesa in the Sangli district of the state of Maharashtra. The scope of this contract extends to the related O&M services for a period of 10 years.