NALCO Commissions Second Wind Power Project in Rajasthan (India)

State-run National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has set up its second wind farm at Ludarva in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, with a capacity of 47.6 MW.

The Rs 283 crore wind power project was executed through M/s Gamesa Wind Turbines Private Limited, which involved erection of 56 wind turbines, each of 850 KW rating, an official release said.

In the first phase of commissioning, 36 turbines were erected. Now, in the second phase, the remaining 20 turbines have been successfully commissioned, it added.

Earlier, the company had commissioned its first wind power plant of 50.4 MW capacity at a cost of Rs 274 crore at Gandikota in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh in December, 2012.

Besides, the company is also planning to set up the third wind power plant at its own mined-out area of Panchpatmali Bauxite deposit in Koraput in Odisha.