35 cos express interest in India's first offshore wind project in Gujarat

35 cos express interest in India’s first offshore wind project in Gujarat

Around 35 national and international developers have evinced interest in India’s first offshore wind energy project, and the process of inviting Request For Proposal (RFP) should take place next month.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of ‘Solar Conclave 2018’, organised by Gujarat chapter of CII and Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd, Raj Gopal, Principal Secretary, Gujarat Energy and Petrochemicals department, said, “the project is being developed jointly by Central Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE) and Gujarat government.”

The wind energy project with a capacity to produce 1,000 megawatt has been planned off the coast of Pipavav port.

He added: “As many as 35 national and international developers have shown interest in that project while responding to the call for ‘Expression of Interest’ by the MNRE recently. The process of inviting Request For Proposal (RFP) should take place next month.”

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