Gamesa India enters Sri Lankan solar power market with maiden order

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Gamesa India has won a new solar order from Laugfs Power Limited in Sri Lanka for delivering 20 MW of solar power in Baruthankanda Village of Hambantota Province, Sri Lanka. Under this contract, Gamesa will provide complete turnkey EPC solutions that include engineering & design, supply of Gamesa Electric inverters, erection and commissioning of the 20 MW photovoltaic solar plants. The plant will commence operation by October 2016.

Ramesh Kymal, chairman and managing director, Gamesa India, said, “We are already a leading wind player in Sri Lanka and this solar order has further elevated us to a complete renewable energy player in the country. Sri Lanka has a strong focus towards increasing the share of renewable energy in the country’s energy mix. The Sri Lankan Government is taking encouraging steps towards propelling clean energy. Having established our market leadership in the wind sector in the country, we look forward to contributing significantly towards harnessing solar power as well.”

W K H Wegapitiya, chairman, Laugfs Power, said, “We are glad to be associated with Gamesa, a leading renewable energy company having a proven track record of delivering turnkey solutions. Through this partnership, we will contribute positively to the country’s growing energy needs.”

K V Sajay, executive vice president, solar business unit, Gamesa India, said, “We are happy to introduce our solar solutions in Sri Lanka, backed by our strong support system in India. Given the demand for renewable energy in the country, we are looking to increase roll out of our solar ambitions in the coming years.”

Gamesa offers solar EPC solutions for MW scale solar projects, distributed generation solar projects and rural/micro-grid projects besides continuing to expand its inverter solutions.

Source: Business Standard

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