The 30 MW project was awarded to Engie on a Build Own Operate (BOO) model in December 2017, under a 25-year PPA
Global clean energy company, Engie has awarded the EPC contract for a 30MW onshore wind project to Senvion – a global manufacturer of wind turbines, to deliver the Tithwa Project, in line with the growing emphasis on renewable energy in India.
The project was awarded to Engie on a Build Own Operate (BOO) model in December 2017 by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL), the state’s distribution company, under a 25-year PPA at a tariff of Rs2.44/KW/hr ($0.034/KW/hr) through competitive bidding and e-reverse auction.
Sébastien Arbola, CEO for Engie (Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey region) said: “Engie is committed to supporting India’s energy transition and we are delighted by the commissioning of this wind project.”
“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,” he added.
The project, located near Tithwa and Pachdwarka villages in Gujarat’s Morbi district, combines 13 wind turbines of 2.3MW that have been supplied, erected and commissioned by Senvion India. It was achieved adhering to the highest standards of Health, Safety & Environment, resulting in 280,000 safe man-hours without Lost Time Incident.
Amit Kansal, CEO and managing director for Senvion India said: “We are extremely proud to reach this key milestone in the country. Senvion remains fully committed to the nation 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,” he added.
Senvion said it has also been entrusted with the comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) contract for 10 years. With a CO2 emission reduction of 109,000 tonne annually, this wind farm will contribute to India’s ambitions to develop renewable energy and lower its carbon footprint, it added.