Siemens Gamesa to Supply Wind Turbines to Vena Energy's 133 MW Project in Karnataka

Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa has signed a pact with clean energy company Vena Energy to supply its 3.X platform wind turbines for a 133 MW project in the Koppal district of Karnataka.

The turbine maker will deliver 37 SG 3.6-145 wind turbines for the project. Installation works are expected to commence in the financial year 2023.

With the latest order, Vena Energy’s portfolio with Siemens Gamesa has reached close to 600 MW, showing a long-term commitment from both companies to the Indian renewables market.

Siemens Gamesa and Vena Energy first collaborated in 2015 with a 154 MW wind farm commissioned in Andhra Pradesh.

Navin Dewaji, CEO of Siemens Gamesa India, said, “We have worked closely since 2015 and are confident of extending this longstanding partnership in the years to come.”

The new deal with Vena Energy has taken the order entry for Siemens’ 3.X wind platform in India beyond 1 GW.

Head of Vena Energy, India, Monika Rathi, said, “We are partnering with Siemens Gamesa for the supply of their 3.6 MW turbines for the blended wind power project located at Gudadur in Karnataka state. With this project, Vena Energy’s total capacity in India will reach 1,162 MW, reinforcing our commitment towards accelerating the green energy transition locally. We are confident of successfully delivering this project to our host communities of Gudadur by 2023.”

Siemens Gamesa launched its 37 SG 3.6-145 platform in the wind sector in 2020, despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 outbreak worldwide. The company announced that it received orders totaling 925 MW in 2021.

The turbine manufacturer has been operating in India since 2009 and has wind blade facilities in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, a nacelle factory in Mamandur, Tamil Nadu, and an operations and maintenance center in Red Hills, Chennai.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Market Leaderboard 2022 report, Siemens Gamesa was one of the top three utility-scale solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) service-providing firms in 2021.

Recently, Vena Energy secured a JP¥14.47 billion (~$125.4 million) green loan from Shinsei Bank to construct the Nakasato Wind Project, which has an installed capacity of 46.8 MW and a grid capacity of 36 MW.