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Windtech International March April 2024 issue






The FOWIND consortium has launched its latest reports, the "Feasibility Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat And Tamil Nadu". The two reports are the final step towards laying out the roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind In India) consortium. 

These reports follow up FOWIND's pre-feasibility studies for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in 2015. The aim of this report is to provide a concept design for a demonstration project of 150 to 504 MW in Gujarat's most promising offshore wind development area, "Zone A" identified in the pre-feasibility study. This provides companies and government institutions with a starting point for future detailed offshore Front End Engineering Design (FEED) studies and assists with the identification of key project risks in Gujarat. A parallel study has been conducted for the state of Tamil Nadu.

Beginning with selecting the optimum location for the project within the already identified Zone A, the report then focuses on defining baseline metocean and geotechnical parameters. This process leads to optimising the design and outline project costing using DNV GL's LCOE (levelised cost of energy) tool, 'Turbine.Architect'.

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