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Gamesa bags order from GAIL India for a 24.7 MW wind farm in Tamil Nadu

Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd., theIndian subsidiary of Gamesa – World leader in the design, manufacture,installation and maintenance of wind turbines, bagged an order from GAIL India,for supplying 24.7 MW of wind power turbines to the project in Palani, TamilNadu.

The project is expected to be commissioned by March 2012. Gamesa hasreceived an order for 29 units of G58-850 KW (24.7 MW) machines for theproject. This is the first PSU order for Gamesa which is aggressively workingtowards expanding its operations in the Indian wind energy market.

Mr. Ramesh Kymal, Chairman &Managing Director, Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are glad topartner with GAIL India and look forward to play a relevant role in decreasingIndia’s energy deficit. Gamesa brings a vast experience in wind energytechnology and we are keen on continuing this partnership for responsible andsustainable business to help achieve GAIL’s organizational goals.”

The order follows GAIL India’sdecision to foray into commercial generation of wind energy. GAIL India plans to set up 100 megawatt (mw) of wind energy generator (WEG) spread over TamilNadu and Karnataka in the present financial year. As per the proposal discussed by Gail board, four modules of 25MW each will be installed in two southern states.

Gamesa had launched its operations in India in February 2010 with settingup of an Indian subsidiary, Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd. The Indian ventureof Gamesa has notched up an impressive turnover of about Rs. 1000-cr in its first year in India and has exciting plans for the coming years.

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