The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has re-invited bids for conducting offshore geotechnical investigation at Gulf of Khambhat, off the coast of Gujarat for development of offshore wind projects with combined capacity of 1,000 MW.
The scope of work includes carrying out offshore geo-technical investigation work at three boreholes in Zone-B around the existing LiDAR location. However, the number of boreholes is likely to be increased based on the geo-physical investigation. It also includes carrying out offshore geo-technical investigation work at two more boreholes for the proposed LiDAR locations at Zone A and Zone B1 respectively. The last date for bid submission is December 28, 2018.
The Indian government had notified the ‘National Offshore Wind Energy Policy’ in October 2015 to realise offshore wind power potential in the country. As per the policy, NIWE was given the responsibility to be the nodal agency for the development of offshore wind power projects in the country.