Gamesha India opens Integrated Service and Monitoring Centre in Chennai

Gamesa Wind Turbines Private Ltd, a global technological leader in the wind industry today inaugurated its new Integrated Service and Monitoring Centre at Red Hills, near Chennai, to help its valued customers, according to a company statement.
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Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman and Managing Director, Gamesa Wind Turbines Private Limited, Ramesh Kymal, said: “We are extremely proud to have this new state-of-the-art facility inaugurated keeping in line with the aggressive growth plan of Gamesa India. “This Centre would give us tremendous possibilities to serve our customers better and manage their assets in a more efficient and sustainable way”. This composite facility is equipped to handle all the functions of its service portfolios under one roof viz. operations management, Technical back-up office, spares and logistics management, Control and Training Centre and Repair Circuit Outlet.
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An estimated 932 wind turbines which have been installed in India and the neighbouring island Nation, Sri Lanka, by Gamesa India will be monitored and controlled round-the-clock – all round the year. Also, as and when new installations gets added up the same would be hooked up to this control Centre. Gamesa India is exploring the feasibility of covering geographical areas beyond India and set up an advanced monitoring prognosis Centre. The vital data collected through Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) network would facilitate this mission.
As more and more wind farms across the countries are being developed at very remote locations often far away from the urban hubs and conditions being unfavorable to work during nights, this control Centre will help monitor and operate the wind turbines remotely with very less human interventions. This will improve the availability of turbines for power production at the installation besides helping in predictive maintenance. Keeping in view of the higher capacity variants which Gamesa plans to offer in the years to come, the Head- Services of Gamesa India, P Rajenthiran, while explaining the salient features of the facility, noted that the training centre will help to upgrade the skills of their engineers in advance.
Now that the wind market has shifted to a new market segment of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) whose core business is selling power, the strategy is to set Gamesa service as a key differentiator in the renewable energy market and sustain the same. Every customer of Gamesa has entrusted them with the long term contracts to manage their assets and Gamesa wants to partner with all their customers for the entire product life cycle and beyond.
Also, Gamesa service has started to look into other areas to serve the market such as Multi-technology business (Providing Operation and Maintenance of other makes of turbines) and Turbine life extension services for select models of other Turbine makes. Gamesa is present in India as technology provider and wind farm developer. The company has installed over 900 MW and manages capacity of more than 800 MW under O&M agreements. In its capacity as wind farm developer, Gamesa’s pipeline in India stands at 4,300 MW. India represented 18 percent of Gamesa’s sales in Q3 2013.
With a track record stretching back 19 years and installation of more than 28,000 MW in 40 countries under its belt, Gamesa has established itself as a world technology leader in the wind power industry. Its end-to-end value chain presence encompasses wind turbine design, manufacture, installation and operations and management (19,800 MW). Gamesa is also a global benchmark in the development, construction and sale of wind farms. To date, it has installed almost 6,000 MW and currently boasts a pipeline of 18,300 MW at varying stages of development in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

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