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Sembcorp to deliver 250-MW wind power by 2019

 Singapore conglomerate strengthens power foothold

Sembcorp has won yet another project in India’s wind power market. Its renewable energy business Sembcorp Green Infra was awarded a 250-megawatt project.

It is the country’s second nationwide wind power tender and makes Sembcorp the utility player which has won the largest combined capacity in India’s two national wind power tenders so far.

Sembcorp Green Infra Limited said its 250-megawatt wind power project will be fully commissioned by the first half of 2019.

The unit of Singapore Sembcorp has receved official letter of award for the project, following the close of the tender conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on behalf of the Government of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

The project is to be developed in phases.

It is the country’s second nationwide wind power tender and makes Sembcorp the utility player which has won the largest combined capacity in India’s two national wind power tenders so far.

The project’s output will be sold to SECI under a 25-year long-term power purchase agreement with connection to multiple states.

Sunil Gupta, Managing Director and CEO of Sembcorp Green Infra, said: “Greater transparency and offtake creditworthiness gives established long term players like Sembcorp an advantage. Combined with declining equipment prices, this has allowed us to provide clean power at lower tariffs.”

Vipul Tuli, CEO & Country Head of Sembcorp India, added, “This new renewable energy project is in line with Sembcorp’s strategy to make our energy business in the country stronger and more sustainable. It also reinforces our commitment to India, and to playing a role in powering the country’s continued progress.”

The new project will expand Sembcorp’s presence in India’s power market. The company has over 4,000 megawatts of power capacity in operation and under development in the country, comprising both thermal and renewable energy assets.

In addition, the project also strengthens Sembcorp’s global renewable energy business, which it has been actively growing as part of a balanced portfolio. The company has wind, solar and biomass energy as well as energy-from-waste projects in Singapore, China, India and the UK. fii-news.com

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