The company will install 96 E1.37 MW inverters, made by Gamesa Electric, at two solar power projects being developed in southern India
Gamesa has entered into an agreement with Indian developer Atria Power for the EPC construction of 130 MW of solar power at two developments located in the regions of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, in southern India. It is the largest solar order received by Gamesa since it entered this sector in India last year.
Under the terms of this EPC contract, Gamesa will develop two solar power plants, with capacity of 90 MW and 40 MW. The company will be responsible for the design and engineering of the facilities and the procurement of 96 E1.37 MW photovoltaic inverters, to be made by Gamesa Electric. These will be the most powerful inverters installed in India to date. Gamesa has also been mandated to handle operations and maintenance at the facilities.
The projects are slated for commissioning in March 2017.
“This contract marks a fresh milestone in our strategy in the solar power segment in India. Here at Gamesa we continue to strive to offer our customers unrivalled solutions, by leveraging our know-how developing and managing renewable energy projects and our competitive local supply chain”, explained Ramesh Kymal, Gamesa’s CEO in India.
“This order is a testimony of the faith our customers have in our solar power project capabilities. There is huge demand for solar EPC & technology solutions in the country and we look forward to meeting this demand with our solar EPC services and Hybrid cooled central inverters”, said Kuruppanparambil Viswambharan Sajay, Executive Vice President, Gamesa’s Solar Business Unit.
“We are happy to partner with Gamesa on this MW scale solar project. Having seen their technological and project management expertise in our previous associations with them, we are confident on the deliverance of this project on schedule. We strongly believe that renewable energy is a definitive answer for making India a clean energy nation and we are contributing our share to realize this reality sooner”, said Sunder Raju, Director of Atria Power.
Commenting on this deal, A V Tejus, Sr. Vice President Business Development of Atria Power said, “Gamesa’s strong execution strengths is the impetus for us to further strengthen our partnership on solar projects. We are confident that Gamesa will offer differentiated deliverables for IPP’s to increase the plant efficiency. We are confident that our contribution towards clean energy will help India meet its solar target and become a clean energy country”.