Indian developer Ostro awards Gamesa 200MW deal

INDIA: Gamesa has won two turnkey deals from local developer Ostro Energy to construct projects in central and southeast India totalling 200MW.

Gamesa’s India order intake has reached 896MW this year

Gamesa will supply and install 50 G97 2MW turbines to the Amba project in the Madhya Pradesh province in central India, and a further 50 at the Nimbagallu site in Andhra Pradesh, on India's south-east coast.

The G97 turbines will be installed on 104-metre towers, which Gamesa designed with the Indian low-wind market specifically in mind.

The Nimbagallu project is due for completion in December 2016, with the Amba development set to follow in February 2017.

Gamesa's India order intake in 2015 has reached 896MW with more than half (450MW) won in the third quarter, the firm said.

The Spanish manufacturer was the largest OEM in India in 2014, with a 32% market share, according to Make Consulting. Gamesa's Indian sales by megawatt increased 15% in 2014, compared with the previous year.

In October, Gamesa won a 100MW order from local power producer Hero Future Energies for the Dhar project, also in Madhya Pradesh, central India.