India’s first wind project commissioned in Gujarat
India’s first wind project has been commissioned in the State of Gujarat.
The 30MW project was awarded to ENGIE on a Build Own Operate (BOO) model in December 2017.
“We look forward to continuing to support India’s low-carbon generation investments and in the wider Middle East region whilst continuing to operate to the highest possible health and safety standards.”
ENGIE has a total capacity of around 1.5GW renewable power in operation and under construction, with wind projects in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, and solar projects in Punjab, Rajastan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.
Meanwhile, Senvion turbines are 80% localized in India. Senvion India employs a direct workforce of 325 people in India and creates further employment within the country through local sourcing.
Amit Kansal, CEO and managing director of Senvion India, said: “We are extremely proud to reach this key milestone in India.
“Senvion remains fully committed to the Indian market with its Make-in-India supply chain strategy and R&D capabilities in India.
“The significant growth potential within the Indian market ensures we can maximize our localize presence and ensure the highest levels of local engineering support and customer service for our customers.”