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Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) and a Consortium of partners are jointly planning to construct an offshore wind farm along the Gujarat coast in India.
The consortium of partners includes National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), Power Finance Corporation (PFC), Power Trading Corporation (PTC), and Gujarat Power Corporation Ltd (GPCL).
The project involves the construction of a 200MW offshore wind farm. It includes the construction of a substation, and the installation of wind turbines, generators, transformers and electric feeder system and the laying of transmission lines.
The project will be funded by the European Union (EU).
In September 2014, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has identified the sites on Gujarat coast to develop the project.
On October 1, 2014, MNRE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NIWE, NTPC, PGCIL, IREDA, PFC, PTC and GPCL to set up a Joint Venture Company (JVC) to undertake the project.
COWI India (P) Ltd and WinDForce Management Services Ltd has been appointed as the engineering design consultant and Fugro India Ltd as Geo-technical consultant.
FOWIND is a consortium led by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), DNV GL, the Gujarat Power Corporation Ltd (GPCL) and the World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE), National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has been appointed as study consultants.
In November 2017, FOWIND consortium commenced Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Platform studies.
Feasibility studies are underway and the tender for construction contract is expected to be issued in 2019. Construction work is scheduled to commence in 2020 and to be completed by 2022.
The project involves the construction of a 200MW offshore wind farm along the Gujarat coast in India.
The US$280 million project includes the following: