Turbines near Thar, India - Image credit: Wikimedia

Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order in India to supply energy company Alfanar with 206 2.2-122 wind turbines for two wind farms which will boast a combined capacity of 453MW.

The two projects are located in Bhuj in the province of Gujarat, and the company will supply capacity of 202MW for one project, and 251MW for the other.

Both sites are expected to be commissioned and operational by 2020.

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The turbines selected are optimised for low wind, low turbulence sites typical of the Indian market, thanks to extremely low power density and high efficiency, according to the company.

Siemens Gamesa onshore chief executive in India Ramesh Kymal said: “Alfanar is already our customer globally and we are happy to announce this first deal with the company in India.

“With the SG 2.2-122 – a turbine made for India, we expect to deliver better value to our customers through innovative, tailor-made solutions.”

Alfanar Global Development chief executive Jamal Wadi said, “As one of the global players for developing renewable projects, we are happy to partner with Siemens Gamesa yet again, this time for part of our 600MW portfolio awarded under the SECI bids which we are developing in Bhuj, India.

“With more than 3GW of greenfield development in the pipeline for Alfanar in India, our main goal is to provide value and benefit to the community by partnering with reliable manufacturers.”

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