Vestas lands its largest-ever order within the Indian market

The wind turbine manufacturer has more than doubled this year's order intake within the Indian market, where authorities now aim to send 20 GW to tender over the next two years.

Vestas chair Bert Nordberg visited New Dehli in November, and he promised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he was prepared to invest in the Indian wind energy market, which the Danish manufacturer back in the 1980s took part in establishing but was practically abandoned in 2012 when the financial crisis seriously took its toll – both on the larger economy and in regard to the much-discussed turbine deals in the so-called Project Dragon.

Nordberg's promise was quickly followed up with the establishment of a turbine blade factory in the state of Gujarat, all while orders are slowly starting to tick in again. Most recently on Wednesday, Vestas announced an order from Engie subsidiary Vivis Solaire Energy for 126 turbines of the type V120-2.0 MW. This is the Danish wind turbine manufacturer's largest order ever from the Indian market, with a per unit capacity average of 2 MW – only slightly larger than the 250 MW ordered last year and should now be operational.

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