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22 Feb 2022

RWE and Tata Power Team up to Explore Offshore Wind in India

22 Feb 2022  by   

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According to RWE, India’s large coastline makes it an attractive market for offshore wind, and the MoU signed between the two companies will help exploit this market to reach India’s target of 30GW of offshore wind installations by 2030.

Sven Utermöhlen, CEO Wind Offshore of RWE Renewables, explains: “India has excellent wind resources, which can help to meet the country’s increasing energy demands. If clear regulations and an effective tender scheme are in place, we expect India’s offshore wind industry will gain a real momentum. RWE wants to be part of this development.”

Utermöhlen added: “With Tata Power, we have an outstanding and experienced partner at our side which is deeply rooted locally and shares our ambition to drive the growth of offshore wind in India. Combined with RWE’s 20 years’ track record in developing, constructing and operating offshore wind projects, we are well placed to supply green energy from offshore wind as competitively as possible for the Indian society.”

As part of the collaboration, RWE and Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited will conduct technical and commercial site assessments, as well as evaluate the Indian offshore wind supply chain to identify local strengths and areas for development.

Dr Praveer Sinha, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Power, said: “RWE is our ideal partner to support Tata Power’s plans to enhance and grow offshore wind business based on its global expertise in running and operating offshore wind projects. In view of the Indian Government’s heightened focus on offshore wind farms to address the country’s expanding electricity demands, the collaboration becomes even more significant.”


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