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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Offshore Wind. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

You can find news and updates on diverse topics within Offshore Wind - events, insights, perspectives, innovations, personalities and more.

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Study points to huge offshore wind bonanza

A study conducted by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) has revealed that 500 MW of offshore wind power can be evacuated in Tamil Nadu by 2021-22 with minimal grid upgradation. The study was conducted on behalf of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) consortium.… read more →

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Draft norms for wind block surveys issued

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has unveiled draft guidelines on private participation in studies for identifying offshore wind power blocks. Private entities will have no rights to the wind blocks identified as part of their surveys and studies. However, they will have rights over the… read more →

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Environment ministry green lights Gujarat wind measurement project

The environment ministry has given its approval to a wind measurement project that would involve setting up an offshore data collection platform in the Gulf of Kutch, near the Gujarat coast. The project, worth Rs 4 crore, has been proposed by Samiran Udaipur Wind Farm Ltd, and plans to set it up with… read more →

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Gujarat Govt to Sign MoU for India’s 1st 500 MW Offshore Wind Project

In order to set up India’s first offshore wind power project — having a total installed capacity of 500 MW — Gujarat government will be signing an MoU with a Rajasthan-based company during the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit where over an estimated Rs 70,000 crore worth of deals are expected to… read more →

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Swedish Firm Keen on bringing Offshore Wind Energy to T.N.

Swedish company Flowocean AB has expressed interest in setting up floating offshore wind turbines in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, subject to the approval of State governments. It is also open to exploring possibilities of making components for turbines in the two States under the Make in India initiative. read more →

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GWEC Presents Supply Chain Study for Indian Offshore Wind

The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium released a new supply chain study that reveals what is already available and what needs to be upgraded or started from the beginning. The key supply chain elements of the offshore wind industry are assessed as part of the study and there is… read more →

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Denmark's Cowi Gets Offshore Wind Job in India

Danish engineering firm Cowi Inc has won a contract to design an offshore wind farm of about 50 MW off the coast of Gujarat in northwestern India. The size of the demonstration project, which is supported by the European Commission, has not yet been determined. The planning phase will take three and… read more →

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Off-grid Wind Power Projects to Face Financing Issues

Projects to be rolled out under the newly approved offshore wind policy are likely to face challenges in achieving financial closure and needs to be backed by the public sector to avoid it. Rollout through the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) route in the initial phase will be a viable option… read more →

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India Set to Open Offshore Wind Tenders Soon

The Indian government will launch tenders for offshore wind leases in early 2016, with the number of zones up for grabs yet to be determined. The government has tasked the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) with identifying offshore wind energy blocks. Before starting the tender, these areas need… read more →

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Cabinet Approves Offshore Wind Energy Policy

The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the National Offshore Wind Energy policy which would provide the roadmap for development of such plants in the country. The policy framework will provide a roadmap for mapping the offshore wind energy potential. Based on this, the government will locate and identify… read more →

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