Gamesa setting up a windmill facility in Kisan SEZ near Nellore

Global wind turbine major Gamesa is setting up a greenfield windmill blade manufacturing facility in IFFCO Kisan SEZ near Nellore ofAndhra Pradesh. Phase-I of the project involves an investment of Rs300 crore to manufacture blades for its G114-2.0 MW wind turbine model. The blade plant is expected to be commissioned in August.
This facility will be able to manufacture blades to support 300 MW per annum initially. It is expected to employ over 1,000 people. Gamesa already has facilities in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. It has a market share of about 29 per cent in India.

List of Special Economic Zones (SEZ’s) in SPSR Nellore District

SPSR Nellore district has a number of industrial parks and SEZs set up by APIIC and/or private companies.

Sri City SEZ Nellore
Sri City SEZ Layout
  • Sri City SEZ: Most popular SEZ under private management near Tada on Tamil Nadu border spread across Nellore and Chittoor districts.
  • Menakuru SEZ: Notified in Feb 2009, it is a multi-product SEZ near Naidupeta in 2550 acres covering Dwarakapuram, Pallepalem, Menkuru, Konetrajupalem and Palluchuru villages with 3,000 employment potential.
  • MAS Fabric Parks: Notified in Nov 2007, it is a textile and apparel SEZ in Chintavaram near Chillakur apread over 583 acres and an employment potential of 30,000.
  • Mambattu SEZ: Spread over 250 acres in Mambattu village near Sullurupet, the SEZ is managed by APIIC. It is said to have an employment potential of 10,000.
  • Krishnapatnam SEZ: A multi-product SEZ near Chillakur village of Kota mandal spread over 2526 acres with an employment potential of 2,000.
  • Apache SEZ: Notified in Aug 2006, it is a footwear SEZ spread over 257 acres with an employment potential of 15,000.
  • IFFCO Kissan SEZ: An agri-products and fertilizers SEZ in Kodavalur and Dagadarthi villages near Nellore, spread over 2,776 acres with an employment potential of 5,000. Notified in Apr 2010.
  • Bhartiya International SEZ: Notified in May 2009, it is a leather products SEZ in 250 acres near Tada on Tamil Nadu border.