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Cover Story | August 2014

Power 20:20 | Gamesa India

Best selling power equipment company (Renewable Energy) : Gamesa India

Nineteen years of experience and the installation of almost 27,000 MW in more than 40 countries have made Gamesa a global technology leader in the wind industry. The company has its own wind turbine design and development capacity and is vertically integrated; Gamesa covers the entire process of conception, manufacturing, assembly, logistics, installation, commissioning and maintenance of wind generators.

Key Success Factors

  • Manufacturing capacity: The company has manufacturing capacity in the major wind power markets (Europe, the United States, China, India and Brazil) and its sales network covers many European countries, North America, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Singapore and several North African countries, such as Morocco and Egypt.
  • Products: Gamesa has a range of market-oriented products and is focused on the cost of energy: Gamesa 2.0-2.5 MW, Gamesa 4.5 MW, Gamesa 850 kW and Gamesa 5.0 MW onshore and offshore. Focused on the reduction of CoE For the mainstream segment, the company will evolve its 2.0 MW platform to 2.5 MW. This new platform offers double-digit increases in swept area and in annual power output, is better adapted to the grid and makes less noise, all with the goal of reducing the cost of energy by over 10 per cent.
  • Diversified sales: In 2012, Gamesa sold 2,119 MWe and continued its globalisation process: 85 per cent of sales came from outside Spain. Emerging markets, primarily in Latin America, became the main growth driver of the activity, contrasting with the slump in demand in key markets such as China and India. Latin America and the Southern Cone accounted for 32 per cent of 2012 total sales; the US, 20 per cent; Europe and RoW, 27 per cent; India, 12 per cent and China, 10 per cent.
  • Market share: Gamesa is present in India as technology provider and wind farm developer. The company, which ended 2013 as the leading wind turbine OEM in India by market share, has installed over 1,100 MW and manages capacity of more than 850 MW under O&M agreements. India represented 33 per cent of Gamesa's sales in Q1 2014.
  • New technology: The 4.5 MW multi-megawatt platform will be ramped up to 5 MW (suitable for offshore and onshore use). This is an increasingly significant turbine, especially in mature markets, and is distinguished by its high availability, easy transportation and compliance with the most stringent grid connection standards. Furthermore, working with a single platform for onshore and offshore will boost the company's operating experience in this segment, allowing shared and more reliable technical development. The multi-megawatt platform reduces the environmental impact of wind farms by obtaining the same capacity with fewer turbines, while also reducing civil engineering costs by between 10 per cent and 45 per cent per MW. Gamesa India has recently commissioned its second state-of-the-art manufacturing unit at Mamandur, near Chennai and plans to develop a vendor park near the location.
  • Repeat orders: It has signed a repeat order of 80 MW Wind Power Project with an emerging independent power producer. Under this contract Gamesa would be supplying in two places, 25 units G97-2.0 MW turbines at Tagguparthi, Andhra Pradesh and 15 units of G97-2.0MW turbines at Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. The commissioning is scheduled to be completed by March 2015. Gamesa would be responsible for the full scope of site development, supply & commissioning of the turbines and operation & maintenance. The agreement also includes a comprehensive operations & maintenance agreement for 10 years.
  • Gamesa signs a contract for the supply of 100 MW to Greenko in India.
  • Gamesa reaches a new milestone in India, as commissioned capacity reaches the 1,000 MW mark.

Awards and accolades: 

  • Gamesa has won an Indian technology and innovation award for the firm´s G97-2.0MW wind turbine. Gamesa received the prize for the wind turbine at the 7th edition of the Enertia awards, which is India´s leading awards for Sustainable Energy and Power.
  • Under the Renewable Energy sector category, the Enertia awards chose the Gamesa G97-2.0MW as the most efficient and productive wind turbine, which is the largest size in operation in India.
Parameter Details
Company Gamesa India Pvt Ltd
Ownership Private Ltd Company
Industry Wind Energy
Founded 2010
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Products Wind Turbines

Capacity Addition FY
396 MW 2013-14
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