The unit will have an annual production capacity of 400 rotor blade sets and eventually also have an annual manufacturing capacity of 400 nacelles and hubs, 300 towers and will double Inox Wind’s production capacity to 1,600 MW, the publicly held company said.
“The commissioning of the Madhya Pradesh facility is a significant milestone for Inox Wind. With the government’s renewed thrust on the development of renewable energy along with a supportive regulatory framework, India’s wind market is expected to be one of the world’s fastest growing.
“The enhanced capacity will enable the company to maintain its position as the leading manufacturer of wind turbine generators in India” said Kailash Tarachandani, Chief Executive Officer of Inox Wind Limited in his statement.
“The manufacturing plant, which will be amongst the largest in Asia and billed to be the largest in India, will drive investments and economic growth in Madhya Pradesh and provide direct and indirect employment to 5,000 people in the state.”
The new manufacturing facility will enhance production of the company’s 100 meter rotor dia product and enable manufacturing of its game-changing 113 meter rotor dia product, it said.
The facility will also aid in efficient transportation of equipment to several wind rich sites in the country.
Wind energy is considered to be a promising alternative to coal-fired plants in India, along with solar.
India is the world’s fastest growing major economy and is also trying to ensure a shift to green technologies to meet its energy needs to prevent global warming.
Inox Wind manufactures key components of Wind Turbine Generators in-house to maintain high quality, most advanced technology, reliability and cost competitiveness. It offers solutions from concept to commissioning and counts amongst its clients Tata Power, Ostro Energy, Continuum Wind, CESC, GMDC etc.
Besides manufacturing and supply of WTGs, the company offers the whole range of turnkey services including wind resource assessment, acquiring land, developing the entire site infrastructure, building the power evacuation system, supplying the WTGs, erection and commissioning services, long term operations and maintenance services as well as post-commissioning support.
Inox Wind is a fully integrated player in the wind energy market with state-of-the-art manufacturing plants near Ahmedabad (Gujarat) for Blades & Tubular Towers and at Una (Himachal Pradesh) for Hubs & Nacelles.
The new integrated manufacturing facility at M.P., which will be amongst the largest in the world, will double Inox Wind’s manufacturing capacity to 1,600 MW per annum.
IWL manufactures key components of WTGs in-house to maintain high quality, most advanced technology, reliability and cost competitiveness.