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Senvion Secures Largest Indian 300 MW EPC Project From Alfanar Company

Hamburg, Germany / Mumbai, India – The wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has been awarded a 300 MW project by Alfanar.

As Senvin points out, Alfanar is one of Middle East's leading clean energy companies, to deliver the Bhuj Wind Project (part of Round 3 bidding from Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited - a company of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India) in Gujarat, in a sign of growing emphasis on renewable energy in India.

The project scope will comprise supply and installation of 131 Senvion 2.3M120 turbines at 120m height and the full EPC scope including electrical and civil works. The project is slated to be commissioned within the next 18 months. The project scope also includes a 10-year comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) contract. According to Senvion when commissioned, the project will generate enough clean power to supply the power needs of almost 290,000 Indian homes.

David Hardy, CSO of Senvion, said: "Alfanar and Senvion have a global strategic relationship to win together globally and success in India is a key demonstrator of the relationship. This win clearly demonstrates that Senvion has come of age in India for a long term play with the set-up of execution teams, production facilities, a operational service center and largest R&D center outside of its home base Germany. We expect a very busy time ahead in Indian market.'

About Alfanar Alfanar Company was established in 1976 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and is today one of Middle East' leading player in the Energy sector with a turnover of more than $2.5 billion Alfanar is one of the largest EPC contractor in Saudi Arabia in power generation, substations, overhead lines and engineering services. It owns the largest engineering firm, Dar Engineering which employs more than 1000 engineers. The other major subsidiaries of the group like Alfanar Testing & Commissioning and BENA hold the highest market share in the region. For India strategy, Alfanar will be participating in the upcoming central and state tenders to reinforce its presence in Indian Solar Market.

Source: IWR Online, 14 May 2018