Danish wind turbine-maker Vestas has secured an order for 252MW engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project in India, from Vivid Solaire Energy, a subsidiary of Engie.
Vestas stated that this order was part of the wind auctions conducted at national level by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The wind project will be located in Thattaparai in Tuticorin district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
The order includes delivery, installation and commissioning of 126 of its V120-2.0MW turbines along with the civil and electrical work for the project.
Vestas will also provide 10 year full scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service along with its Online Business SCADA solution.
Once complete, the wind farm is expected to help avoid nearly 724,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually, while generating enough clean electricity to be supplied to 5.88 million urban electricity consumers in India.
Vestas Asia Pacific president Clive Turton said: “With this EPC project in India, we underline the broad range of capabilities Vestas can offer to our customers in the Indian market. Our extensive EPC project management experience and ability to develop site-specific solutions to compete in auctions have been key factors in securing this order.”
Deliver of the turbines is expected to begin in the second quarter of next year and the commissioning could take place in the third and fourth quarters.
Engie India country manager Malcolm Wrigley said: “This project is particularly significant for us because it brings ENGIE’s renewable energy generation capacities in India to 1 GW, a major milestone that proves our commitment, both to India and to the development of low-carbon energy sources.
“We have a long history of working with Vestas in multiple geographies, and remain confident that Vestas will be a strong, reliable and value-additive partner in our journey towards achieving our renewables ambitions in India.”
In November, the company secured order to supply 100 of its 2.2MW turbines for a 220MW wind farm in the US.