GE Renewable Energy on Wednesday said it would supply and commission wind power turbines for Continuum Green Energy’s 148.5 megawatt (MW) Bhuj wind park in Gujarat.
Continuum Green Energy gained this project in the sixth tranche of wind projects auctioned by state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd (SECI). Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners invested $212.03 million in Continuum Wind Energy in 2012.
“GE Renewable Energy announced today its selection by Continuum Green Energy India Pvt Ltd
(Continuum Green Energy) to supply, install and commission 55 sets of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines for the 148.5MW Morjar, Bhuj wind farm in Gujarat, India," the companies said in a joint statement.
This comes in the backdrop of India’s wind energy generation impacted by low wind speeds due to climate change according to a report. This has encouraged wind turbine manufacturers to introduce novel turbines targeted at low and ultra-low wind conditions.
“This is another success for GE’s 2.7-132 wind turbine which has proven to be the technology of choice for customers in India due to its industry leading performance at India’s low wind speeds," the statement cited.
This comes in the backdrop of one of the largest tranches of Indian clean energy contracts on proposal, with developers eyeing projects of at least 9 gigawatt (GW) that would be tender out over the next three weeks. This comprises a 1.2 GW capacity to be auctioned by SECI through its 11th tranche.
India has established a target of building 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, including 60GW of wind power. At the end of March 2021, the country had in place capacity to make 38.78GW of wind power.