Siemens Gamesa Wins Contracts for 160 MW Grid-Connected Solar Projects in India

Siemens Gamesa, a renewable energy project developer and an Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) provider, has won two contracts for the development of 160 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in India.

The company will provide EPC services for a 100 MW grid-connected solar PV project for an Indian utility and another 60 MW grid-connected solar PV project for an Independent Power Producer (IPP), Siemens Gamesa said in a media statement.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was created in April 2017 with the merger of Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica and Siemens Wind Power.

Under the contract signed with the Indian utility, Siemens Gamesa will provide a complete turnkey EPC solution that includes the infrastructure development, engineering and design of the solar farm in Tamil Nadu. Siemens Gamesa will also be responsible for the procurement, supply of inverters, installation, and commissioning of the solar farm.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Project trackerTamil Nadu’s installed solar capacity stands at ~1.7 GW and the state has a development pipeline of ~2.4 GW.

According to Siemens Gamesa’s contract with the IPP, the company will provide EPC solutions that include the engineering and design of the project, as well as the procurement, supply of inverters, installation and commissioning of the solar farm in the state of Karnataka.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Project tracker, Karnataka has an installed solar capacity of ~2.7 GW and a development pipeline of ~1.6 GW.

The chairman of Siemens Gamesa India, Ramesh Kymal commented on this achievement saying, “Today India is one of the most promising markets for renewable energy. The country has witnessed incremental growth in the solar segment in the last three years and we expect the momentum to increase in the coming years. Having firmed up our roots in solar business, we are fully geared to contribute to the government’s target of 100 GW of solar power by 2022”.

The projects, which were booked during the first quarter of Financial Year (FY) 2018, are slated for commissioning in March 2018.

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Saumy Prateek Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.