Sembcorp completes 800MW SECI's wind power projects in India

Sembcorp completes 800MW SECI's wind power projects in India

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Sembcorp Energy India Limited (SEIL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, yesterday commemorated the completion of 800 MW of wind power projects from the first three wind tenders held by Solar Energy Corporation of India.

With the full commissioning of its 300 MW SECI 3 wind project, Sembcorp's operational renewable energy capacity in India has reached 1,730 MW. As per Semcorp's estimates, together these assets would provide enough clean energy to power more than 600,000 homes and avoid over 2 million tonnes/annum of carbon dioxide emissions.

The Union Power Minister,  R K Singh, the guest-of-honor for the virtual commemoration ceremony dedicated Sembcorp’s state-of-the-art SECI 1, 2, and 3 projects to the nation.

 "India is a key market for Sembcorp’s Energy business," said Wong Kim Yin, Group President & CEO, Sembcorp Industries. "The successful completion of our SECI wind power projects is a testament to the solid track record and expertise we have on the ground to deliver large-scale renewable energy assets.

Sembcorp's wind projects also marks the largest operational wind capacity for any developer to-date from SECI tenders. 

According to the company, Sembcorp’s SECI 3 project is the first in the country to install 2.1MW G122-127m wind turbines which are designed to work efficiently even at low wind speeds. Additionally, the wind turbine generators used in Sembcorp’s SECI 1 and 2 projects are also well suited to a variety of climatic conditions.

"The successful completion of the SECI 1, 2 and 3 projects was made possible with the support and guidance of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Ministry of Power, as well as close partnerships with many central, state and local authorities," said  Vipul Tuli, Managing Director, SEIL.

"We are honored to dedicate these state-of-the-art assets to the country and the communities we serve, as we continue to support India’s energy transition. Delivery of this 800MW capacity is a testament to the collaboration between industry and government.”

source: SEIL
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