India’s National Aluminium Company to set up 50 MW wind energy project

The state-owned navratna company is in the process of inviting bids for setting up a 50-MW wind power project, possibly in Gujarat, Rajasthan or Tamil Nadu, a top company official told PTI on Sunday.

"We will soon be floating a tender for building our first-ever wind turbines project," the Nalco Director-Finance, B.L. Bagra, told PTI.

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NALCO would enter into separate contracts with the successful bidder for sale of land, engineering, procurement and construction, and operation and maintenance of the wind power project, he said.

"Depending on this wind farm, we will take a view on expanding our portfolio of such green initiative," he added.

Also, the company said it is in the process of setting up smaller wind turbines at high-altitude regions in Orissa where its mining operations are located to ascertain if such projects are feasible in that area.

The PSU already produces power for meeting the requirement for its alumina refinery and aluminium smelter in Orissa.