News Brief | February 2012
Gamesa opens first blades factory at Vadodara
The company has opened its new blades factory in Vadodara, Gujarat, to produce components for turbine systems G5X-850 kW and G9X-2.0 MW. The new plant is forecast to reach production capacity of 390 blades in 2013. The company has invested Rs 175 crore to commission the facility, which has already produced its first blade for the G5X-850 kW turbine. Ramesh Kymal, CMD, Gamesa India, said, “This marks another step towards cementing our manufacturing base in India, where we are also implementing our best technology and practices in wind turbine production.” The company recently boosted its manufacturing presence in India with a tower factory built through the Windar Renewable Energy joint venture, in which Gamesa owns a 32-per cent stake. The newly operating plant is part of a 60-million-euro investment that the company announced in 2011 to strengthen the company’s manufacturing base in India. It will round off this investment plan in India by building a new factory in Tamil Nadu to produce nacelles.
In a related development, the company has bagged an order from GAIL India, to supply 24.7 MW of wind power turbines for a project in Palani, Tamil Nadu. The project is expected to be commissioned by March 2012.
Contact: Gamesa Wind Turbines
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