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Offshore Wind Development in India: FOWIND Launches New Report on Supply Chain, Ports and Logistics
Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon economy by development of offshore wind power NEW DELHI, 29 June 2016 – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report today: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. This study is a significant step forward in preparing a …
FREE Webcast on Offshore Wind in India: Developing Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Capability
Please join the Global Wind Energy Council for a FREE webinar on Wednesday, 29 June at 08:00 GMT/ 13:30 IST /16:00 Beijing Panelists will be discussing our latest report Supply Chain, Ports Infrastructure and Logistics Study of Offshore Wind Farm Development in the Indian states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu from the FOWIND project. India is ranked 5th globally in terms of …
FOWIND at EWEA 2015 in Paris
As part of a series of ‘Doing Business in …’ workshops Global Wind Energy Council organised an international session at EWEA’s annual event (17-20 November 2015) with focus on markets outside Europe.  Shruti Shukla, GWEC’s Director of Policy and Global Projects, explained the latest developments in the FOWIND Offshore project and what opportunities lie ahead for the industry in India. …

 

 

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First offshore wind LiDAR commissioned in India
Renewables Now The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium has commissioned India’s first offshore LiDAR, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which leads the consortium, said last week. The LiDAR is located off the coast of India’s western state of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat. It will provide data to help India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy examine the …
India’s first LiDAR deployed
4C Offshore The FOWIND Consortium, led by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), has commissioned India’s first offshore Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) device, off the coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat. The data from this offshore LiDAR will support India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s efforts towards exploring the potential of offshore wind along India’s long coastline. The LiDAR …
L’éolien offshore veut confirmer son potentiel en Inde
Connaissance des Energies En Inde, des mesures de vents vont être effectuées dans les mois qui viennent dans le Golfe de Khambhat (ouest du pays). Elles permettront de préciser le potentiel de l’éolien offshore dans ce pays, déjà engagé dans un grand programme de développement des énergies renouvelables. Des mesures pour lancer la filière éolienne offshore Le consortium FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind …
FOWIND Commissions India’s First LiDAR for Offshore Wind Resource Assessments in Gujarat
Sun&Wind Energy The data from this offshore LiDAR will support India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s efforts towards exploring the full potential of offshore wind along India’s long coastline. India’s National Institute of Wind Energy developed the offshore platform on which the FOWIND LiDAR has been commissioned. This activity is another significant contribution by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium towards …
FOWIND commissions India’s first LiDAR for offshore wind assessment
Energy Digital The FOWIND Consortium will be commissioning India’s first offshore LiDAR off the coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat. LiDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging, uses light from a pulsed laser to measure ranges. It has been commissioned for the National Institute of Wind Energy’s offshore platform.
FOWIND Commissions India’s First LiDAR for Offshore Wind Resource Assessments in Gujarat
WindTech International The FOWIND Consortium has announced the commissioning of India’s first offshore LiDAR, off the coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat. The data from this offshore LiDAR will support India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s efforts towards exploring the full potential of offshore wind along India’s coastline. India’s National Institute of Wind Energy developed the offshore platform on which …
First LiDAR Deployed Off India
offshoreWIND.biz The FOWIND Consortium has commissioned India’s first offshore LiDAR off the coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat, to measure the offshore wind resource. This marks India’s first systematic step towards measurement campaign, according to Balram Mehta, President of the Wind & Asset Management unit at ReNew Power. This offshore LiDAR is a Leosphere WINDCUBE v2 procured by FOWIND from MeteoPole. India’s …
FOWIND commissions India’s first offshore wind resource assessments
Offshore Wind Journal The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium has commissioned India’s first offshore wind resource assessment, off the coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat.  Data from LiDAR will support India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s efforts to explore the potential of offshore wind along the country’s lengthy coastline. India’s National Institute of Wind Energy developed the offshore …
Lidar lights up India
reNews The Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC’s) Fowind consortium has commissioned India’s first offshore lidar in the Gulf of Khambhat, off the coast of Gujarat. The data from the lidar will be used by the country’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to explore the potential for offshore wind off India’s coast. The country’s National Institute of Wind Energy developed the offshore platform …
High cost may take sheen off offshore wind power
The Hindu While Tamil Nadu and Gujarat are seen as having tremendous potential for offshore wind energy, the falling onshore wind tariff has led to questions on the viability of offshore wind, whose tariff is high. “Offshore wind projects have higher capacity and offer more stable generation profiles when compared to their onshore counterparts. However, currently, it is several times costlier than …
Study points to huge offshore wind bonanza
NYOOOZ However, the report said that should larger volumes of offshore wind be planned, further strategic grid development studies would be necessary to identify possible transmission bottlenecks to wider integration of offshore wind. More power: The study focussed on Gujarat and Tamil Nadu for identification of potential offshore wind energy zones. These study results indicate that the onshore grid infrastructure shall …
Tailwinds power Indian offshore energy
India Climate Dialogue India’s wind energy sector is in the midst of preparing a roadmap to unlock the potential of offshore farms and to devise ways to integrate them with the onshore power grids. The rapid technological advancement in offshore wind energy and the decline in cost of installing and running offshore wind farms could power the next wave of adding renewable …
Indian offshore wind ambition advances with grid study
Recharge News An international group paving the way for an Indian offshore wind sector has set out the steps needed to integrate future output into the grids of the two states expected to lead the way. The FOWIND Consortium looked at the existing grid structures in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, and how prepared they are for a potential first wave of offshore …
FOWIND launches new report on grid integration for offshore wind in India
WindTech International The FOWIND Consortium launched the  report: “Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu”. This DNV-GL led study is a step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium. The four-year project aims to put together a roadmap for developing a sustainable and commercially viable …
Spotlight on Indian offshore
reNews The Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC’s) Fowind consortium is progressing with its plans to carry out offshore wind feasibility studies in the Indian states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. In a new report – ‘Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu’ – Fowind assesses what is needed to ensure grid integration of offshore wind, along …