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SGRE targets India with tailored new turbine

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has launched a new turbine, the SG 3.4-145, specificlly developed to further boost the company's presence in the Indian market.

Indian-built model has been developed from the 3.X platform turbine, here in operation at the Alaiz test site in northern Spain
Indian-built model has been developed from the 3.X platform turbine, here in operation at the Alaiz test site in northern Spain

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It has already commissioned a prototype of the turbine at the Alaiz test site in Navarre, northern Spain, and aims to make the model commercially available by the end of the year.

The SG 3.4-145 has a flexible power rating and can operate at up to 3.6MW, meaning it can deliver 48% more annual energy production than its predecessor in the country, the SG 2.2-122, the manufacturer claimed.

It is optimised for conditions in India, including meeting the needs of the country’s auction market and has an advanced monitoring and cooling system to ensure efficient thermal conditioning and performance at high-temperature sites.

SGRE, which has blade factories in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, as well as a nacelle factory in Tamil Nadu, will only produce the turbine in India.

The turbine features the 145-metre rotor already used on SGRE's 4.X platform. It will have a 127.5-metre hub height and 200-metre tip height that SGRE explained will enable it to maximise wind potential at every site.

It is an extension of SGRE’s 3.X platform, which has racked up more than 3GW of installations globally.

SGRE recently surpassed 6.5GW of installations in India, and last year installed 30% (720MW) of the 2.4GW commissioned in India, becoming the country’s top supplier in 2019.

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