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19 November 2012
Gamesa -thought its subsidiary Gamesa Wind Turbines Private Limited in India- has signed and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to build the project and supply 47.6 MW to a wind farm from SJVN Limited, in District Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India. SJVN is a Mini Ratna CPSU (Central Public Sector Undertaking) and a joint venture with Government of India and Government of Himachal Pradesh.
The contract includes the installation of 56 Gamesa 850 kW turbines and a ten-year operation and maintenance (O&M) services contract. The company is fully committed to commission the project on or before the schedule period of 8 months.
With this contract, the company consolidates its Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) customer portfolio in Maharashtra, India.
“Gamesa takes immense pride to welcome SJVN in the wind energy customer base and the contract further demonstrates the credibility enjoyed by the Spanish wind energy major for being the most preferred destination for foraying into wind energy sector”, Mr.Ramesh Kymal, Chairman and Managing Director of Gamesa India. “Gamesa-SJVN new contract comes at a time when several States in India are reeling under acute power shortage and it shows how wind energy could play a pivotal role in being an ideal alternative source of energy”, Mr. Kymal added.
SJVN, a Mini Ratna & Schedule-'A' CPSU under the Ministry of Power, Government of India has emerged as a major hydro power player in the country. It is engaged in hydropower development in India and neighboring countries of Nepal & Bhutan. It is presently operating the country's largest 1.500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station and has about 5.186 MW capacity under various stages of development.
After establishing its prominent position among the pioneers in the field of hydro power sector in the country, SJVN is determined in diversifying in other fields of power sector too. In its endeavor to promote green power, SJVN has stepped towards diversifying in wind power sector.
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