Siemens Energy Sector today said it has launched a new wind turbine for the Indian market.

The new product SWT-2.3-113 (Direct Drive) with leading technological edge was launched at Wind Power India International Conference and Exhibition 2011 at Chennai.

With this launch, Siemens intends to utilise its engineering expertise in energy efficiency to strengthen its local presence by manufacturing and supplying range of wind turbines, the company said in a statement.

Siemens will manufacture these products at Vadodara, Gujarat. The production at Vadodara is slated to commence in 2013 with an annual capacity of 250 MW which will be scaled up to 500 MW by 2015 to meet market demand. The company is additionally investing in a research and development (R&D) technology center at Vadodara.

The newly launched wind turbine is especially suitable for low wind regimes in India.

“The potential of wind energy is tremendous in India and we believe that the conditions are right in India for such a development. We have a strong focus on renewable energy market and we are strategically positioned to play a key role in this segment,” Siemens’ Managing Director, Armin Bruck, said.

Siemens Energy Sector is a leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas.