ABB India, has strengthened its footprint in the renewable space with the achievement of a significant milestone in the wind energy business. Among the largest generator manufacturers for wind turbines, ABB has surpassed the 4.5GW mark with the delivery of over 2,000 units of wind power generators in the country. This is part of ABB’s next level strategy of driving the energy revolution with market focused technologies.
These generators for wind turbines are manufactured in a factory in Vadodara, Gujarat, recognised as ABB’s one of the most advanced facility globally and the fourth such facility in the group. The factory has been awarded by India Wind Energy Forum (IWEF) 2016, and earlier by CII for its quality and manufacturing excellence. Established in 2010 to cater to future demand with indigenised offerings, it can manufacture wind power generators of ratings up to 3MW.
“We are among the largest manufacturers of wind generators in the country and are privileged to partner the growth of the Indian wind sector, which currently is the fourth largest in the world,” said Sanjeev Sharma, CEO and Managing Director, ABB India. “The state of the art portfolio made in India provides a reliable system, which can guarantee continuous operation, maximum production of energy with the lowest lifetime cost. As the price gap narrows between electricity generated from thermal, solar and wind projects, quality solutions to optimise and integrate wind projects assume paramount importance to create long term value,” he added.
ABB’s products have been supplied in projects across the states of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. In addition, ABB is also building one of the world’s longest UHVDC links from Madhya Pradesh to Tamil Nadu, which will integrate wind power in the south with the main grid to serve demand centers of central and north India.