Inox Wind Limited has bagged an order for a 50 MW wind power project to be deployed in Gujarat from NTPC Ltd.
With around 47 GW of capacity under operations, NTPC is India’s largest energy conglomerate and this 50 MW maiden order marks its foray into wind energy generation. The move is a part of the company’s target of sourcing about 11 per cent of its planned capacity of 128 GW by 2032 from renewable energy. The project is scheduled to be commissioned by first quarter of FY 17-18 and will be executed on a turnkey basis.
As part of the order, Inox Wind will supply and install 25 units of its advanced 2MW DFIG 100 rotor dia Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs) for NTPC Limited. The 100 rotor dia WTG has one of the highest swept areas that make it ideally suited to maximise returns, especially in low wind areas. Inox Wind’s 450 MW Rojmal site is one of the largest wind farms in the state of Gujarat. The common power evacuation infrastructure facilities at the site have already been commissioned.
“With this new order, we will further reinforce our dominant market position in Gujarat as the leading wind energy solutions provider. We look forward to strengthening this relationship in the future by augmenting renewable power capacity for NTPC and reducing the nation’s carbon footprint” said Kailash Tarachandani, Chief Executive Officer of Inox Wind.