15 December 2017 2017 09:15 AM GMT

Vestas Strengthens In India. Wins 250 MW Wind Project: Its Largest Order To Date

 Vestas’ extensive experience from around 4 GW of turnkey projects across the globe has secured the company its largest wind project in India to date. The record order was placed by Ostro Kutch Power Private Limited and awarded through India’s first wind power auction held in February 2017.

The 250 MW turnkey order follows another 100 MW turnkey wind project in India earlier this year, taking Vestas’ order intake in the market to more than 480 MW in 2017. The project will be located in the Kutch district of Gujarat state and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of 125 V110-2.0 MW turbines, as well as the project’s civil and electrical works. The turbines will be serviced by Vestas via a 10-year full-scope Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement as well as a Vestas Online® Business SCADA solution. Commissioning is expected by the third quarter of 2018.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with Vestas to execute this prestigious 250 MW auction wind project (SECI-I, ISTS-connected). We are confident that Vestas will deliver a world-class project firmly putting Ostro past the 1 GW capacity milestone,” said Ranjit Gupta, CEO, Ostro Energy Private Limited.

“With another turnkey wind project in India, we underline the broad range of capabilities we offer our Indian customers to be successful in auctions. Our extensive experience from more than 100 turnkey projects across the globe has been key in securing this order, marking a major milestone as our largest project in India since pioneering the country’s wind energy market in 1986,” said Clive Turton, President of Vestas Asia Pacific. The wind park can produce enough power to cover the annual electricity consumption of about 5.7 million urban electricity consumers in India.

Vestas designs, manufactures, installs, and services wind turbines across the globe, and with 87 GW of wind turbines in 76 countries, it has installed more wind power than anyone else. Through its industry-leading smart data capabilities and more than 73 GW of wind turbines under service, it uses data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Vestas has more than 22,700 employees worldwide.

Image: Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S

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