Sembcorp completes 800MW of SECI wind power projects

Sembcorp Energy India Limited (SEIL) has completed three wind farms in India totalling 800MW, bringing its renewable energy capacity in the country to 1730MW.

With the full commissioning of its 300MW SECI 3 wind project, Sembcorp says it is first independent power producer to fully commission its projects awarded in the first three wind auctions held by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

The SECI 3 project is the first in the country to install 2.1MW G122-127 wind turbines which are designed to work efficiently even at low wind speeds.

The turbines used at Sembcorp’s 250MW each SECI 1 and 2 projects are 2.1MW capacity and have also been completed.

Supplementing these are Sembcorp’s proprietary remote digital monitoring and analytics capabilities, which are synchronised with teams on the ground, to optimise asset performance and life.

Together, these assets provide enough clean energy to power more than 600,000 homes and avoid over 2 million tonnes a year of carbon dioxide emissions, the company claimed.

Sembcorp Industries group president chief executive Wong Kim Yin said:”India is a key market for Sembcorp’s Energy business.

“The successful completion of our SECI wind power projects is testament to the solid track record and expertise we have on the ground to deliver large- scale renewables assets.

“We thank the Indian government for their trust in and partnership with us to continue to provide sustainable energy solutions to support urbanisation, electrification and decarbonisation in India.”

Since entering the India market in 2011, SEIL has established itself as a reliable independent power producer in the country.

With a presence across nine states, SEIL owns and operates 35 assets, adding up to a total power capacity of 4370MW including the 1730MW of renewable energy.

SEIL managing director Vipul Tuli said: “This is a collective achievement of India’s power sector. “A significant moment for the industry and the country, it reflects India’s commitment to renewable energy.

“The successful completion of the SECI 1, 2 and 3 projects were made possible with the support and guidance of MNRE and Ministry of Power, as well as close partnerships with many central, state and local authorities.

“We are honoured 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 collaboration between industry and government.”