Sembcorp Commemorates the Completion of 800MW SECI Wind Capacity in India
July 29, 2020
- Becomes the first developer to commission full capacity from first three SECI tenders
- Power from these assets will light up more than 600,000 homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 2 million tonnes/annum1
Sembcorp Energy India Limited (SEIL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, today commemorated the completion of 800MW of Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) wind power projects, bringing its operational renewable energy capacity in India to 1,730MW. With the full commissioning of its 300MW SECI 3 wind project, Sembcorp becomes the first independent power producer to deliver on its projects awarded in the first three wind tenders held by SECI. This is also the largest operational wind capacity for any developer to-date from SECI tenders. Together, these assets provide enough clean energy to power more than 600,000 homes and avoid over 2 million tonnes/annum1 of carbon dioxide emissions.
The guest-of-honour, Shri Raj Kumar Singh, Honourable Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, dedicated Sembcorp’s state-of-the-art SECI 1, 2 and 3 projects to the nation in a virtual ceremony. Shri Bhanu Pratap Yadav, Joint Secretary, MNRE, along with several other dignitaries joined Sembcorp executives to commemorate this milestone.
Wong Kim Yin, Group President & CEO, Sembcorp Industries, said: "India is a key market for Sembcorp’s Energy business. The successful completion of our SECI wind power projects is testament to the solid track record and expertise we have on the ground to deliver large-scale renewable energy assets. We thank the Indian government for their trust in and partnership with us as we continue to provide sustainable energy solutions to support urbanisation, electrification and decarbonisation in India.”
Since entering the India market in 2011, SEIL has established itself as a reliable independent power producer in the country. With a presence across nine states, SEIL owns and operates 35 assets with a total power capacity of 4,370MW including 1,730MW of renewables.
Vipul Tuli, Managing Director, SEIL, said: "This is a collective achievement for India’s power sector. A significant moment for the industry and the country, it reflects India's commitment to renewable energy. The successful completion of the SECI 1, 2 and 3 projects was made possible with the support and guidance of MNRE and Ministry of Power, as well as close partnerships with many central, state and local authorities. We are honoured to dedicate these state-of-the-art assets to the country and the communities we serve, as we continue to support India’s energy transition. Delivery of this 800MW capacity is a testament to the collaboration between industry and government.”
Sembcorp’s SECI 3 project is the first in the country to install 2.1MW G122-127m wind turbines which are designed to work efficiently even at low wind speeds. The wind turbine generators used in Sembcorp’s SECI 1 and 2 projects are also well suited to a variety of climatic conditions. In addition, Sembcorp’s proprietary remote digital monitoring and analytics capabilities are synchronised with teams on the ground, to optimise performance and asset life.
1 Calculated assuming a Plant Load Factor of 35% and using the combined margin from Central Electricity Authority: Baseline Database for Indian Power Sector, version 8
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ABOUT SEMBCORP ENERGY INDIA LIMITED
Sembcorp Energy India Limited (SEIL) is a leading independent power producer in India. SEIL owns 100% of Sembcorp Green Infra Limited. It is a committed, long-term contributor to India’s energy transition. It has a balanced portfolio of thermal and renewable energy assets totalling 4,370MW in operation and is led by a strong management team with extensive experience. The company has a successful track record of identifying, developing and operating power generation assets across the thermal and renewable power sectors in India.
SEIL is part of Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp). Sembcorp is a leading energy, marine and urban development group, operating across multiple markets worldwide. As an integrated energy player, Sembcorp is uniquely positioned to support the global energy transition. Leveraging technology and digital innovation, Sembcorp provides solutions across the energy and utilities value chain. Sembcorp has a balanced thermal and renewable energy portfolio of over 12,600MW, with over 2,800MW of renewables, battery storage and energy-from-waste capacity.
Sembcorp’s urban arm is a recognised leading Asian developer with a strong track record in transforming raw land into sustainable urban developments. In addition, Sembcorp Marine is a global leader in providing innovative engineering solutions to the offshore, marine and energy industries.
Sembcorp Industries has total assets of over S$23 billion and over 7,000 employees. Listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange, it is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and sustainability indices including the FTSE4Good Index, the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index and the iEdge SG ESG indices.