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Vestas receives largest order to date in India with 252 MW EPC project from auction

News release from Vestas Asia Pacific
Singapore, 12 December 2018

Leveraging Vestas’ experience from more than 4 GW of turnkey projects across the globe, Vestas has received an order for a 252 MW Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) project in India. The order is Vestas’ largest order to date in India and placed by Vivid Solaire Energy Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Engie, and was awarded as part of the national level wind auctions organised by SECI.

The project will be located in Thattaparai in Tuticorin district in the Tamil Nadu state and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of 126 V120-2.0 MW turbines, as well as the project’s civil and electrical work. The turbines will be serviced by Vestas under a 10-year full scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement as well as a Vestas Online® Business SCADA solution.

“This project is particularly significant for us because it brings ENGIE’s renewable energy generation capacities in India to 1 GW, a major milestone that proves our commitment, both to India and to the development of low-carbon energy sources. We have a long history of working with Vestas in multiple geographies, and remain confident that Vestas will be a strong, reliable and value-additive partner in our journey towards achieving our renewables ambitions in India”, said Malcolm Wrigley, Country Manager, Engie India.

With this EPC project in India, we underline the broad range of capabilities Vestas can offer to our customers in the Indian market. Our extensive EPC project management experience and ability to develop site-specific solutions to compete in auctions have been key factors in securing this order”, says Clive Turton, President of Vestas Asia Pacific.

Turbine delivery is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2019, while commissioning is expected in the third and fourth quarter of 2019.

The production from the wind park will offset around 724,000 tons of CO2 per year, corresponding to the average residential electricity consumption of 5.88 million urban electricity consumers in India.

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For more information, please contact:
Stephanie Foo
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications, Asia Pacific
+65 9645 4558

Charu Tripathi
Marketing Professional, India
+91 73394 32334

ENGIE Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey (MESCAT) has a regional presence of almost 30 years. ENGIE is the regional leading independent power & water producer with a gross capacity of 32 GW of power and 5.5 million m3/day of water. The portfolio includes 810 MWp of solar PV and 280 MW wind in India. In Turkey, ENGIE has 370,000 customers in gas distribution via IZGAZ and is active in energy retail, trading and origination. ENGIE owns 40% of Tabreed, the regional leader in district cooling, which is a key regional development platform. The Group is also the GCC’s leading Facility-Management provider via Cofely-Besix.
ENGIE is a global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy, global networks and customer solutions. The Group has 150,000 employees in 70 countries. 2017 turnover: 65 billion Euros. Listed in Paris and Brussels (ENGI), the Group is represented in the main financial (CAC 40, BEL 20, Euro STOXX 50, STOXX Europe 600, MSCI Europe, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, Euro STOXX Utilities, STOXX Europe 600 Utilities) and extra-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris - World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).

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