The EDF-SITAC joint venture has chosen GE Renewable Energy to supply and install 112 wind turbine units at the 300MW SITAC Kabini wind farm located in Gujarat, India. GE said the SITAC Kabini project would consist of 2.7MW units with 132-metre rotors, which were designed at their technology centre in Bangalore.
In early February a 25-year power purchase agreement was secured by SITAC Kabini after a competitive bidding process with the public sector company, Solar Energy Corporation of India who are under the administrative control of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Gilan Sabatier who is the regional leader for the onshore wind business in South Asia and ASEAN at GE Renewable Energy said, “We are extremely honoured to have been selected by EDF-SITAC for this project.
“Together, we are aiming at growing Gujarat’s and India’s renewable energy capacity.
“We are now focused on making this project a success for our customer and we look forward to seeing our first 2.7MW turbines up and running on-site very soon.
“With one of the largest rotors available in India to date, these turbines are perfectly suited for the country’s wind conditions.”
Malvinder Singh chairman and founder of the SITAC Group said, “The SITAC Kabini project is the seventh wind power project in India for the EDF/SITAC joint venture.
“We will build on our execution capability to construct this project, and we look forward to working with GE to achieve this important milestone which will further strengthen our market presence with our partners across India in the renewable energy sector.”