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Nalco commissions 2nd wind power project

According to reports, as part of its diversification plans, aluminium major Nalco has set up its second wind power plant with a capacity of 47.6 MW, at Ludarva in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan.

One part of the project has been commissioned successfully and power production has also commenced from 18 wind energy generators, a release issued by Nalco said.

The Rs 283 crore project is being executed through Gamesa Wind Turbines, which involves erection of 56 wind turbines, each of 850 KW rating.

This is the second green initiative of Nalco towards promoting sustainable development by harnessing the unconventional and renewable energy sources, which would credit the company with incentives from the government. The project is scheduled to be completed by August 2013, it said.

Earlier, the company had commissioned its first wind power plant of 50.4 MW capacity at a cost of Rs 274 crore at Gandikota in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh on December 30, 2012.

The company is also planning to set up a wind power plant at its own mined out area of Panchpatmali Bauxite deposit in Koraput.

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