Sembcorp wins auction to construct 300MW wind project in India

Sembcorp Energy India (SEIL) has won bidding for the construction of 300MW wind project in the India’s wind power auction.

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a company owned by the Government of India’s Ministry of new and Renewable Energy, had conducted the latest third round of nationwide wind power auction.

The order marks third win for SEIL in the country’s wind power auction, bringing the combined capacity of the awards to 800MW for the company.

SEIL managing director Vipul Tuli was quoted by The Hindu Business Line as saying: “We are pleased to receive the letter of award naming us a successful bidder once again in the third round of wind power auctions conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).”

“Being named a winner in each of the nation’s three successive wind power auctions to date is a strong endorsement of our competitiveness and capabilities in renewable energy.”

Sembcorp earlier won bidding for the construction of a 250MW wind farm in India in November 2017 followed by a previous award for 250MW wind project in April in the same year.

Power generated by the wind project, which is planned to be set up in Gujarat, will be completely sold to SECI under a 25-year long-term power purchase agreement signed with Sembcorp.

The wind farm will be connected to India’s Interstate Transmission System to ensure power supply to multiple states in the country.

The auctions are part of India’s effort to achieve its target of commissioning 175GW of renewable energy, including 100GW of solar and 60GW of wind power generating capacities, by the year 2020.