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India invites interest for 1GW site

INDIA: The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has called for developers to express their interest in building a 1GW offshore wind project off the coast of Gujarat.

The proposed site would be accessible from the port of Pipavav, according to the NIWE (pic: Xeon/Wikimedia Commons)
The proposed site would be accessible from the port of Pipavav, according to the NIWE (pic: Xeon/Wikimedia Commons)

If built, the proposed project could be India’s first offshore wind farm.

The suggested site would be in a 400km2 zone defined by the Global Wind Energy Council-led Fowind consortium between 23 and 40 kilometres from the port of Pipavav in the south of the state.

It would be accessible from the ports of Pipavav and Jafrabad, according to the NIWE, a research and development (R&D) arm of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

The expression of interest (EOI) is open to global developers that have installed at least 500MW of offshore wind, and Indian developers that have installed at least 500MW of onshore capacity and that have a "tie-up" with global offshore manufacturers or developers with at least 500MW of offshore experience, the institute added.

Interested parties must also have an average annual turnover of at least INR 5 billion ($77 million) over the last three years, the NIWE added.

The EOI has a deadline of 5pm local time on 25 May 2018.

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