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NALCO to expand Suzlon-built wind power project to 27,000 households capacity

by S Nambrath

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National Aluminium Company or NALCO has awarded to Suzlon a contract to double its wind energy production capacity to 100.80 MW, the wind energy company said.

The project will be capable of providing power to around 27,000 households and reducing “0.10 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum.

NALCO which is a public sector enterprise of the Government of India is also Asia’s largest integrated aluminum company.

The corporate forayed into the renewable energy space in the year 2011 by entering into a partnership with Suzion for setting up its maiden 50.40MW wind power project in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Suzlon will be responsible for the entire project lifecycle, from development to construction and commissioning including operations, maintenance and services of the project for an initial period of 10 years.

The project comprises of 24 units of S97-90 m tubular towers with rated capacity of 2.1Mw each and is scheduled for completion in FY2017.

The S97-90 m hub height wind turbine generator features Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology.

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