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Siemens to manufacture new wind turbine for the Indian market at Vadodara Print E-mail
Written by Vivek   
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Mumbai: Siemens Energy Sector recently launched a new wind turbine for the Indian market - the SWT-2.3-113 (Direct Drive) - especially suitable for low wind regimes in India.

Siemens will manufacture these products at Vadodara, Gujarat. The production at Vadodara is slated to commence in 2013 with an annual capacity of 250 MW which will be scaled upto 500 MW by 2015 to meet market demand. The Company is additionally investing in a research and development (R&D) technology center at Vadodara.

Siemens Ltd. started operations in Renewable Energy Segment in India in 2010 by setting up an office in Vadodara, Gujarat. The Division already has 30 employees on board and will ramp up the number of employees to 100 within one year. In India, the Renewable Energy Division is focusing its activities on intensively building up the Wind Power business and the Solar Thermal Power and PV solutions.

"The potential of wind energy is tremendous in India and we believe that the conditions are right in India for such a development. We have a strong focus on renewable energy market and we are strategically positioned to play a key role in this segment.” Siemens Managing Director Armin Bruck said in a statement here today.

India’s current cumulative installed capacity is 13 GW (as on Dec 2010) and it is expected to reach 64 GW by 2020 (as per GWEC estimates).

Wind power is part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. Siemens has over 9,600 wind turbines and a total capacity of more than 13000 Megawatt (MW) installed worldwide. In fiscal 2010, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about INR 1,79,520 crores.

The newly launched Wind Turbine targets low wind markets with a clear focus on generation based customers. With this launch, Siemens intends to utilize its engineering expertise in energy efficiency to strengthen its local presence by manufacturing and supplying range of wind turbines.

Due to the large rotor and low rating it allows the turbine to exploit predominantly low wind conditions. A full power 'Net Converter' is also offered ensuring better power quality and grid stability. Siemens Direct Drive technology provides a simple design with 50% fewer parts and 70% less moving parts reducing mechanical complexity and the need for maintenance. The revolutionary direct drive generator and the new optimized Quantum Blade are paired to extract maximum results even from moderate winds.

The Siemens Energy Sector is a supplier of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas.

In fiscal 2010 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately INR 1,63,490 crores and received new orders totaling more than INR 1,92,980 crores and posted a profit of more than INR 21,150 crores.

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