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Gamesa India commissions more than 2 GW wind capacity in a year

According to reports, Gamesa India has commissioned 2,050 MW of wind power capacity in India during 2016–17. The Indian arm of the Spanish wind turbine maker is the first ever wind company in the country to have achieved this capacity in a year.

The company has doubled its efforts as compared to last year. It has a total installed capacity of over 4,800 MW across seven states in the country, according to a statement.

Gamesa India is confident of sustaining its growth in the Indian market. “This is a very important milestone for our young organisation. With this achievement, we have once again highlighted our commitment to this market and the potential it offers.” said Ramesh Kymal, Chairman and Managing Director, Gamesa India.

In 2016, it continued to be the leading OEM in the country with a market share of 39 per cent, up from 34 per cent in 2015 and 25 per cent in 2014.

Gamesa India operates two nacelle manufacturing facilities near Chennai, and a blade manufacturing plant in Halol, Gujarat, an integrated manufacturing facility in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. The company has also invested in a joint venture for tower manufacturing at Halol, Gujarat.

Last year, German industrial conglomerate Siemens bought Gamesa and combined it with its own wind business.

The merger between Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power became effective on April 3, 2017. The united company has combined annual revenue of €11 billion, an order backlog of €21 billion and a global installed capacity of 75 GW.

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