Inox Wind has signed an engineering, procurement, and construction agreement with Continuum Power Trading Private Limited, a part of the Continuum Wind Energy group. Inox will supply, erect and commission 250 MW of wind power projects in Gujarat. The projects are divided into two phases of 126 MW and 124 MW. The first phase of 126 MW is scheduled to be commissioned by the third quarter of financial year 2020-21 at Dayapar in Bhuj district of Gujarat. Inox will also provide long-term operations and maintenance services. Srijan Energy Systems, the subsidiary of Continuum Wind Energy, had won the bid to develop 250 MW of projects quoting Rs 2.51 per kWh in Solar Energy Corporation of India’s 2 GW of ISTS-connected wind power projects under Tranche-IV.
In November 2019, it won a contract from ReNew Power to equip a 38 MW wind farm in the state of Gujarat. To this end, ReNew Power has ordered 19 units of Inox Wind’s 2 MW DF 113/92 turbine, which will be installed at the project site in Anjar. The project was awarded under the SECI Tranche II auction.
In January 2019, Inox Wind received a letter of intent (LoI) from AGEL for the development of wind power projects with a combined capacity of 501.6 MW in Kutch district, Gujarat. As part of the contract, Inox Wind will supply, erect and commission its 3.3 MW wind turbine generators with a rotor diameter of 145 metres and a hub height of 100-120 metres. The wind turbines will be set up across projects that were won by AGEL under SECI auctions. The combined capacity is scheduled to be completed over the next 15 months.
Of this, Inox Wind has already commissioned wind projects with a cumulative capacity of 166 MW. In October 2019, it closed a deal for the sale of a 50 MW wind power project at Dayapar, Kutch, Gujarat. Adani Green Energy will be a strategic investor in the project, which is part of the capacity won under SECI bids for ISTS-connected wind power projects.
Going forward, Inox Wind plans to add a 3.3 MW turbine to its existing 2 MW platform. The manufacturer, which sources turbine technology from US-based AMSC, has stated that the new machine will have a 146 metre rotor diameter.