National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) was incorporated in 1981, as a public sector enterprise under Ministry of Mines, Government of India. NALCO is Asia’s largest integrated aluminium complex, encompassing bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting and casting, power generation, rail and port operations. Nalco was accorded the Navratna status in April, 2008.
The company had recently decided to foray into renewable energy generation and in this regard had invited bids for a 50 MW power plant at an estimated investment outlay of Rs 300 crore. The company had called for bids on a built-operate-transfer (BoT) and the bid was for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract of 50 MW capacity wind energy project at suitable site in any wind potential state in India with its comprehensive Operation & Maintenance for 20 years.
We had mentioend in November last year that wind power majors Suzlon and RRB Energy were in the race to bag this prestigious order from NALCO.
Earlier this month we had mentioned that the order would be executed by wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy.
According to reports, Indian wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy said on Thursday it had got a 50.4 megawatt order from National Aluminium Co Ltd .
The order is to set up, operate and maintain wind energy projects in the southern Indian state Andhra Pradesh and is scheduled for completion by January 2012, the company said in a statement.