Windar establishes first multinational wind turbine manufacturing facility in India
Chennai: Windar Renovables, world leaders in 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 Rs. 90 crores, 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.
Speaking on the start of the production facility, Mr. Orlando Alonso Villarón, Chairman & President, Windar Renovables S.L., 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”
Mr. K Bharathy, CEO, Windar Renovables Pvt. Ltd. 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”
About Windar Renovables
Windar Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd. operates as a part of Daniel Alsonso group is today one of the leaders in the manufacture of wind towers in the world. The company produces 1,270 towers per year from its 4 production plants located in Spain. The group, having a turnover of 450 million € and more than 2,000 employees, has a proven industrial experience in providing global solutions to the manufacturing sectors of cement, energy, environmental, metalworking, shipbuilding, petrochemical and steel industries that they have been developing since 1958.
More than 15 years’ experience and over 23,000 MW installed in some 30 countries, strengthen Gamesa as a global technology leader in the wind turbine business. Its comprehensive response includes the design, construction and installation of wind turbines, as well as the operation & maintenance services’ management on close to 15,000 MW. Gamesa has some thirty factories in Europe, the US, China, India and Brazil and a global headcount of 8,000.