Gamesa bags 130 MW order from CLP India

MUMBAI: Wind turbine maker Gamesatoday said it has bagged a contract fromCLP India for supplying 65 Gamesa G97 turbines of 2 MW each at its Jath wind farm in Maharashtra. 

Besides supplying turbines to CLP, a power company, Gamesa will also be responsible for development and construction of the project, which will be implemented in two phases, the company said in a statement. 

The first phase is scheduled to be commissioned by March 2014 and the entire project is expected to be completed by the last quarter of 2014, it said. 

Under the agreement, Gamesa will operate and maintain the wind farm for 10 years. 

"This deal also demonstrates the potential that India holds for 
wind energy and Gamesa's growing presence in the sector," Chairman and Managing Director of Gamesa Ramesh Kymal said. 

Once operational the wind park will power 90,000 homes and offset over 2,59,000 tonnes of carbon each year, he added. 

"With the conventional power sector suffering due to severe shortage of fossil fuels, renewable sources of energy have assumed an even greater importance. This project reinforces our commitment to adding 200-300 MW every year. We look forward to sustaining our growth in this sector," CLP India Director, Business development, Mahesh Makhija said.