Gamesa India signs wind energy pact with Hero Future Energies

Wind turbine manufacturer and wind farm developer Gamesa Wind Turbines has signed a 90 megawatt (MW) wind power project order with Hero Future Energies – a new venture of The Hero Group.

Under this contract, Gamesa will supply 25 units of 2 MW turbines at Kavital, Karnataka, and 20 units of 2 MW turbines at Gunga, Rajasthan. The project is scheduled for completion by March 2015.

Gamesa would be responsible for the complete scope of site development, supply, and commissioning of the turbines and the agreement with Hero also includes a 10-year comprehensive operations and maintenance contract, a statement from the company said.

“The decision from the Hero Future Energies to have wind energy as one of the main business verticals along with solar energy proves the importance of wind energy in satisfying the energy needs of our country and we are privileged to join hands with The Hero Group,” Ramesh Kymal, chairman and managing director, Gamesa India, said in the statement.

“We are expecting our partnership with Gamesa to go a long way in achieving our ambitious plans to add 1 GW (gigawatt) of renewable energy projects by 2017. We expect that they will live up to the Hero Group’s ‘Customer First’ strategy. Global experience and superior quality products of Gamesa should add significantly higher value to our asset base,” Rahul Munjal, managing director of Hero Future Energies, said.

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