Sembcorp Energy India Limited (SEIL) and Suzlon Group have announced the completion of the first SECI 1 wind power project in India. Sembcorp Green Infra Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of SEIL, won this project in the first round of wind bids conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on behalf of the Government of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in April 2017.
Sembcorp’s 250 MW project is the first wind power project, under the first reverse wind auctions in India, with the entire capacity completed ahead of the SECI timelines. Suzlon is the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) partner for the project. The wind project located at Chandragiri in Tamil Nadu consists of 119 units of Suzlon’s 2.1 MW S111-120m Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs). Under long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Sembcorp and Power Trading Corporation (PTC), power generated from the project will be supplied to the states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
Vipul Tuli, Managing Director, Sembcorp Energy India Limited, said, “This project adds to Sembcorp’s growing renewable energy portfolio worldwide and strengthens our collective track record in clean energy.
J.P. Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon Group, said, “We partnered with Sembcorp from the pre-bid stage and delivered the full capacity ahead of the SECI timelines despite the challenges, uncertainties and initial teething issues of the new bidding regime for wind. We are glad we could live up to the trust and confidence of our customers and have successfully met the stringent due diligence and quality standards of Sembcorp. This is indeed a proud moment for us and we thank SECI, all our partners, vendors and stakeholders who have been part of this successful project execution. This is a testament of our joint commitment to “Make in India” and “Powering a Greener Tomorrow” for our nation.”
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