Windar builds first wind turbine plant in India
Windar Renovables, manufactures of wind towers, in collaboration with Gamesa India, have set up its first tower manufacturing factory in Vadodara, Gujarat and the first in India.
The tower factory built on area of 13,500 sq mt is a JV between Windar and Gamesa Wind Turbines with a 68:32 equity stake, respectively. With an investment of Rs90 crore, the factory employs 175 people and will produce 240 tubular towers by the end of 2012.
Windar will use its technological expertise in manufacturing tubular towers to cater to the markets across country and abroad, supplying towers to clients like Gamesa, Acciona and Alstom.
Orlando Alonso Villarón, chairman & president, Windar Renovables, said, “Windar is venturing in India for the first time with a multinational wind turbine manufacturing facility. We expect to build 20 towers of 2 MW machine per week. The new tower factory will cater to wind turbine manufacturers in India and abroad, offering better cost benefits and most importantly providing supply chain certainty. We plan to expand our operations in the country by investing in various other projects related to production of wind towers.”
K Bharathy, CEO, Windar Renovables, said, “Windar will use its global expertise to understand the needs of the Indian market in terms of design, raw-material supply, manufacturing, warehousing and delivery of the towers to its final destination. The facility is will supply towers to all WTG manufactures across the country.”