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Spanish wind turbines totalling 46MW for India state Andhra Pradesh

Gamesa to supply 23 wind turbines to ITC Group for Tagguparthi wind farm in India

Gamesa said the deal strengthens its orderbook in India and boosts its reputation as a credible wind turbine manufacturer

Wind turbines from Spain totalling 46MW are being used to build up wind energy in India state Andhra Pradesh. Spain's Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has signed a contract to supply 46MW of wind turbines to ITC Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division, subsidiary of the India group ITC.

The agreement calls for the installation and supply of 23 Gamesa G97-2.0 MW wind turbines at Tagguparthi, Andhra Pradesh State, as well as operation and maintenance services. The commissioning is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014.

The new contract adds to the latest orders reached in the last month to supply what coud total 430MW wind turbines: 130MW to CLP India and 100MW to Greenko, which might be extended to additional 200MW. The company also won the rights to develop a 46.6MW wind farm in the Indian state of Maharashtra in November 2012.

The wind energy news from Gamesa also follows the company agreeing to supply 150MW of wind turbines to Brazil in 2013. The company signed an agreement with Consórcio Morrinhos to supply wind turbines to develop five wind farms in the BRIC country in April this year.

On the latest wind energy deal, the company said: "Gamesa strengthens its orderbook in India, boosting its local reputation as a credible turbine manufacturer. These agreements also highlight the stock placed in the wind sector in this economic giant at a time when as many Indian states are expressing the need to search for alternative energy sources to mitigate the scarcity and high cost of traditional fuels."

Gamesa is present in India as a technology provider and wind farm developer. The company has installed over 830MW and manages capacity of more than 700MW under O&M agreements. In its capacity as wind farm developer, Gamesa's pipeline in India stands at 4,300MW. India represented 12 per cent of Gamesa's sales in 2012.