Wind turbine maker Gamesa has bagged a 20 MW solar power project in Sri Lanka, which is expected to commence operations by October. Gamesa has won the solar energy order from LAUGFS Power Ltd in Sri Lanka to provide solar power in Baruthankanda village of Hambantota province in Sri Lanka, the Spain-headquartered company said in a statement. “Under the contract, Gamesa will provide complete turnkey EPC solutions that include engineering and design, supply of Gamesa Electric inverters, erection and commissioning of 20 MW photovoltaic solar plants,” it said.
“We are already a leading wind player in Sri Lanka and this order has further elevated us to a complete renewable energy player in the country. Sri Lanka has a strong focus towards increasing the share of renewable energy,” Gamesa India Chairman and Managing Director Ramesh Kymal said. The plant is scheduled to begin operations by October. “We are glad to be associated with Gamesa. We are confident that the project will be executed in line with the international standards,” LAUGFS Power Chairman, W K H Wegapitiya said.