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Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind #energy, has achieved a fresh milestone in its growth strategy for #india by building a new blade factory in the town of Nellore, in Andra Pradesh, one of the country's fastestgrowing wind markets.
With enough capacity to manufacture 500 MW a year, the facility has been configured to produce the G1142.0 MW class S model, a turbine customdesigned for wind conditions in #india. The company plans to inaugurate the factory, which will employ 400 people, in September 2016.
"The startup of this new facility evidences our industrial pledge in #india and our commitment to developing the country's wind power and broader manufacturing infrastructure. By opening our third factory, we are stepping up our operations in a priority region for #gamesa, while generating wealth via job creation and purchases from local suppliers", said Ramesh Kymal, Gamesa's CEO in #india.
Gamesa in India
Construction of this new factory is part of the company's plan for tapping the growth opportunity in #india. In addition to this new facility in Nellore (Andra Pradesh), #gamesa has another blade factory in Halol (Gujarat), a nacelle factory in Mamandur (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) and a repair centre in Red Hills (Chennai, Tamil Nadu).
Present in #india since 2009, the company has been the leading OEM in #india for the last three years, according to MAKE Consultancy, having increased its gap with respect to the next contender in 2015 when it lifted its market share from 25% to 34%.
In 2015, #india accounted for 29% of the company's overall sales volume (in MW). In the last 12 months, the company has commissioned over 1 GW in this market.
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