Siemens Gamesa awarded 140MW of wind projects in India
The Spanish win turbine manufacturer, Siemens Gamesa, has announced its win of contracts for multiple wind projects across India.
The combined capacity of the farms total 140MW, with each project ranging from 2MW of capacity to 58MW.
Siemens Gamesa will be responsible for developing the infrastructure, supplying, erecting, and commissioning the wind farms.
For the project, the company will deliver 41 of its G97-2.0MW turbines along with 29 of its SG2.0-114MW turbines.
“We are happy to announce these new deals in India,” commented Ramesh Kymal, Onshore CEO of Siemens Gamesa in India.
“We are witnessing encouragingly growing interest from industrial customers who are becoming a sizable number in our order portfolio.”
“These orders show a positive sign of development in the market and it boosts our confidence significantly.”
The firm won orders from several industrial consumers, as well as an independent power producers (IPP).
“It is encouraging to see our incremental growth in India over the years. India is a key market for us and will continue to be one for years to come,” stated Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Wind Power.
“The global wind market dynamics are changing and so is the change occurring in India.”
“Hence, it is imperative for us to respond to the market with more agility, better products and comprehensive digital intelligence which will set us to the path for strong profitable growth, and our L3AD2020 program will set us on track to global leadership.”
Drax advances biomass strategy with Pinnacle acquisition
The Group’s enlarged supply chain will have access to 4.9 million tonnes of operational capacity from 2022. Of this total, 2.9 million tonnes are available for Drax’s self-supply requirements in 2022, which will rise to 3.4 million tonnes in 2027.
The £424 million acquisition of the Canadian biomass pellet producer supports Drax' ambition to be carbon negative by 2030, using bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and will make a "significant contribution" in the UK cutting emissions by 78% by 2035 (click here).
This summer Drax will undertake maintenance on its CfD(2) biomass unit, including a high-pressure turbine upgrade to reduce maintenance costs and improve thermal efficiency, contributing to lower generation costs for Drax Power Station.
In March, Drax secured Capacity Market agreements for its hydro and pumped storage assets worth around £10 million for delivery October 2024-September 2025.
The limitations on BECCS are not technology but supply, with every gigatonne of CO2 stored per year requiring approximately 30-40 million hectares of BECCS feedstock, according to the Global CCS Institute. Nonetheless, BECCS should be seen as an essential complement to the required, wide-scale deployment of CCS to meet climate change targets, it concludes.