Senvion, has been awarded a 30 MW onshore wind project from Engie – one of the world renowned clean energy companies, to deliver the Tithwa Project (won through Gujarat state competitive reverse auctions), as a sign of growing emphasis on renewable energy in India.
The project will comprise 13 Senvion 2.3M120 turbines at 120m height which will produce enough clean energy to supply the power needs of almost 33,000 Indian homes. Key factors for awarding the contract to Senvion included technical strength and LCOE predominance.
The project is slated to be commissioned within the next 12 months. The project scope includes a 10-year comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) contract.
Senvion had established an Indian subsidiary in February 2016 and set up a research and development (R&D) centre in the country.
French energy group Engie won the contract for the Tithwa project through Gujarat’s competitive reverse auction in December. The group is part of a joint venture (JV) with investors the Abraaj Group to develop a wind portfolio of more than 1GW in India.
When commissioned, the Tithwa site could be the JV’s first completed wind farm in the country.