Its reports on offshore wind profile measurement showed that the quality and speed of the wind were extremely good, he added. The MNRE proposed to install four to five wind turbines, each with the capacity to generate minimum of 6 MW of power, though offshore wind turbines were quite large with capacities ranging from 6 MW to 12 MW. | Photo Credit: handout_e_mailRamanathapuramThe Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is to set up India’s first offshore wind turbines at Arichamunai near Dhanushkodi at an estimated investment of ?300 crore, according to Bhanu Pratap Yadav, Joint Secretary, MNRE. He said MNRE had decided to go ahead with the project after the Chennai-based National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), which assessed the offshore wind potential for more than four years, came out with an encouraging report. “Offshore turbines are aesthetic in looks and there are no major environmental issues,” he said, adding the Ministry would, however, make an environment impact study before launching the project.
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