CLP India Awards 100mw Wind Power Project In Madhya Pradesh To Gamesa
- • New project in Chandgarh takes CLP India’s total wind portfolio close to 1100MW
- • Partnership between CLP India and Gamesa reaches 160MW
- • Chandgarh project due for commissioning in December 2015
12 February 2015. CLP India the largest wind power producer in India and Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, today announced the signing of a turnkey project to construct 100MW wind farm in Chandgarh, Madhya Pradesh. The new wind project will increase CLP India’s wind power portfolio close to 1100MW spanned across six states: Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and now Madhya Pradesh.
CLP India’s business philosophy lays significant emphasis on renewable energy to assist its growth plans and achieve its commitment towards environmental sustainability.
Rajiv Mishra, Managing Director, CLP India said: “CLP India is the largest wind power producer in India and we are proud to announce our first project in Madhya Pradesh. We see enormous potential in the Indian power market, especially in the renewables field, and we are actively seeking new opportunities across the country to capture this potential.”
As per the agreement, Gamesa will handle the entire infrastructure needed to set up and operate the wind farm, including installation of 50 new G97 2.0 MW turbines with extended hub height of 104m. The G97-2.0 MW– T104m turbine is specifically designed for Indian wind conditions at low wind speed sites offering low cost energy, thereby improving operational efficiency. The contract also includes a long term operation and maintenance service.
Prior to this, Gamesa has commissioned 60MW wind farm in Jath, Maharashtra in March 2014 for CLP India. This new contract puts Gamesa’s 2014 Indian order intake at 850 MW. From January to September, India accounted for 27% of the MW sold by Gamesa, signifying its growing contribution in the Indian wind power market.
“I am glad this project has further strengthened our collaboration with CLP India. Being a strong advocate for renewable energy resources, Gamesa’s effort in influencing positive climate change compliments that of CLP India’s and we are working together to lower India’s carbon footprint.” said Ramesh Kymal, Chairman and Managing Director, Gamesa India.
CLP India (www.clpindia.in)
CLP India is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CLP Holdings Limited, which is listed on the Hong Stock Exchange and is one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia Pacific. CLP India is the largest foreign investor in the Indian power sector, with investment spreading across a diversified and environmentally-friendly portfolio that covers renewable energy, supercritical coal- and gas-fired generation, amounting to over 3000 MW.
CLP India has been operating a 655 MW gas fired power plant in Bharuch, Gujarat since 1998. The plant has achieved NOSA 5-Star accreditation for complying with the highest level of internationally accepted safety standards and is 1SO 14001 certified, complying with the highest standards is environment conservation. In addition, CLP India owns and operates a 1,320 MW (2 X 660MW) coal-fired power station in Jhajjar, Haryana, which is one of India's first and largest supercritical coal-fired power plants.
In line with the CLP Group's commitment to lowering its carbon emissions intensity, CLP India has been expanding its investment in wind. Currently, it is the largest wind power developer in India with close to 1100 MW of committed projects – around 730MW of which has been commissioned and the rest in various stages of development.
With a track record stretching back 21 years and installation of over 31,000 MW in 51 countries under its belt, Gamesa has established itself as a world technology leader in the wind power industry. Its end-to-end value chain presence encompasses wind turbine design, manufacture, installation and operations and maintenance (over 20,000 MW). Gamesa is also a global benchmark in the development, construction and sale of wind farms, having installed 6,400 MW worldwide.
Gamesa’s presence in India - as technology provider and wind farm developer - dates back to 2009. In the last five years, Gamesa has emerged as the number-one turbine OEM by market share (20% in 2013), according to BTM data. To date, Gamesa has installed over 1,700 MW and services close to 1,400 MW under O&M agreements. Additionally, in its capacity as a wind farm developer, it has developed over 1,000 MW.
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