wind power

Expected to double Inox Wind’s production capacity to 1,600MW, the facility will have an annual production capacity of 400 rotor blade sets, and eventually will have annual manufacturing capacity of 400 nacelles and hubs, and 300 towers.

Claimed to be one of the largest of its kind in Asia, the plant is expected to support investments and economic growth in Madhya Pradesh as well as provide 5,000 direct and indirect jobs.

In addition to boosting production of the company’s 100m rotor diameter product, the plant will allow manufacturing of its 113m rotor diameter product as well as help equipment transportation to several wind sites across the country.

Inox Wind CEO Kailash Tarachandani said: "The commissioning of the Madhya Pradesh facility is a significant milestone for Inox Wind.

"With the government’s renewed thrust on the development of renewable energy along with a supportive regulatory framework, India’s wind market is expected to be one of the world’s fastest growing.

"The enhanced capacity will enable the company to maintain its position as the leading manufacturer of wind turbine generators in India."

In October, Inox Wind secured a contract from Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL) to supply turbines for 50MW wind power project at Lahori, in Madhya Pradesh.

The company also commissioned, earlier this year, the 220KV sub-station and transmission line at its 400MW Rojmal wind farm in Gujarat. The Rojmal site is claimed to be one of the largest wind farms in Gujarat.

Image: Inox Wind expects the new blade facility to double its production capacity to 1,600MW. Photo: courtesy of dan/