Global wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has been awarded a 300 MW project by Alfanar to deliver the Bhuj Wind Project in Gujarat, India.
Courtesy of NREL
The Bhuj Wind Project is part of Round 3 bidding from the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd, a company operated by the Indian Government’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and adds to growing emphasis on renewable energy in India. The project scope will comprise the supply and installation of 131 Senvion 2.3M120 turbines with a height of 120 metres. The full EPC includes electrical and civil works and the project is expected to be commissioned within the next 18 months. A 10-year comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) contract is also included. When commissioned the project will generate enough clean power to supply the needs of almost 290,000 Indian homes.
“Alfanar and Senvion have a global strategic relationship to win together globally and success in India is a key demonstrator of the relationship” said David Hardy, CSO of Senvion. “This win clearly demonstrates that Senvion has come of age in India for a long-term play with the set-up of execution teams, production facilities, a operational service centre and largest R&D centre outside of its home base Germany. We expect a very busy time ahead in the Indian market”.
Jamal M.Wadi, CEO of Alfanar Energy, added that India continues to be a promising market, particularly in its recent shift to renewable energy development made possible by the vision and support of the Government of India. The 300 MW project brings Alfanar Energy’s total global portfolio in solar, wind and waste to energy projects to 1.4 GW.