NALCO’s second wind power project to come up in Rajasthan
Bhubaneswar: Aluminium giant NALCO is setting up its second Wind Power Plant in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan with a capacity of 47.6 MW.
The Rs 283 crore Wind Power Project will be executed at Ludarva in Jaisalmer district through M/s Gamesa Wind Turbines Private Ltd, which involves erection of 56 Wind Turbines, each of 850 KW rating, NALCO sources said on Thursday.
This is the second green initiative of NALCO towards promoting sustainable development by harnessing unconventional and renewable energy sources, which would credit the 'Navaratna' PSU with incentives from the government. The project is scheduled to be completed in about eight months.
Earlier, diversifying into the energy sector, the company commissioned its first Wind Power Plant of 50.4 MW capacity at Gandikota in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh on December 12, 2012.
Under this project, 24 Wind Turbines, each of 2.1 MW rating, were erected, at an investment of Rs 274 crore. Suzlon Energy Limited was the executing agency.
N R Mohanty, Director (P&T), NALCO, laid the foundation-stone of the Rajasthan project on January 12, in presence of S K Dash, Executive Director (P&T), the sources added.