German wind turbine-maker Nordex has secured an order to supply turbines for 300MW project India from Sprng Energy.
Nordex stated that the 300MW Mulanur wind project will be located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, near the city of Coimbatore.
The developer of this project is Sprng Energy, a subsidiary of Actis, a UK-based private equity company, which invests in rapidly growing developing countries.
Sprng Energy has placed a turnkey order with Nordex, as per which it will supply, install and commission 100 of AW140/3000 turbines with 3MW installed capacity, rotor diameters of 140m and hub heights of 120m.
Construction of the wind farm is scheduled to begin in May this year and is expected to be completed at the beginning of next year.
The German company will build the turbines and rotor blades at its local factories near Chennai. The 120m concrete towers will also be produced locally, within the vicinity of the wind farm.
Nordex Group chief sales officer Patxi Landa said: “Local production creates jobs and reduces investment costs.”
Sprng Energy CEO Gaurav Sood said: “We are excited to partner with Nordex Group and set-up the state of the art 3MW wind turbine generators (WTG) which will be the largest turbine in India having the biggest rotor of 140m, for our project.”
Sprng Energy is a platform for renewable energy in India established by Actis with a total obligation of $450m from Actis Energy Fund 4 to develop nearly 2GW of renewable energy projects in the next 4 to 5 years.
Last month, Nordex secured an order from E.ON Climate & Renewables and Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners (CSEIP) to supply 114 turbines for the 475MW Nysäter project to be located in Sweden. For this order the company will be supplying its N149/4.0-4.5 of its Delta4000 series turbines.
The wind project includes two wind farms, which will be located in the Västernorrland region of Sweden.
Nordex stated that the two project sites are characterized by average wind speeds which range between 7.5m and 8.0m per second. These are conditions for which the turbines selected have been especially designed for.