Gamesa to manufacture wind turbines at Nellore
Spanish wind power giant Gamesa is now set to come up with its third integrated factory in India at Nellore. The Indian operations that are headquartered at Chennai will now set up the base in Andhra Pradesh with a mission to go for uninterrupted power and ease of doing business. The new plant at Nellore is a part of 100 Euro investment plan that was announced earlier.
In this new facility, Gamesa will manufacture wind turbines, kick starting with rotor blades first. The brand is presently operational in India at Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. The new Nellore factory will manufacture 2MW, 114 m diameter rotor blades which are the most optimal.
Ramesh Kymal, Chiarman of Gamesa India Operations affirms that the new Nellore factory will have an employment generation capacity of close to 1,000 people in the coming three years.
“We chose Andhra Pradesh because we wanted to set up the new plant south of the Vindhyas, and AP has been showing great potential,” Kymal, Chairman and Managing Director of Gamesa India, said while speaking to a leading newspaper daily. He also added that the new plant will aim at offering uninterrupted power supply, facilitating ease of doing business within AP.
Apart from this, Gamesa India is also hoping to commission the rotor blade set up in Nellore by September this year. The factory will also manufacture solar inverters for India in a mission to aid Gamesa’s entry into solar last year.
Gamesa presently holds 34% in the Indian wind market with the commissioning of 1003 MW last fiscal to take up its total projects to over 3,000 MW, going by the official release. Ramesh Kymal said that the company’s order book for 2016-17 has seen 750 MW of booked projects so far.
Kymal also stated that there has been a considerable shift in the growth of wind power from the traditional set of states like Tamil Nadu and Gujarat towards newer states like Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica is a leading Spanish manufacturer of wind turbines with an extended presence in four continents across the world. Headquartered at Vitora- Gasteiz, Spain, the company develops, manages and deploys wind farms along with the manufacturing of wind turbines. So far, Gamesa has installed more than 10,000 MW production in four continents, saving close to 51.9 million tonnes of annual CO2 emission.
Gamesa has a solid presence in Europe, America and Asia.