Adani installs India’s largest wind turbine, taller than the Statue of Unity

A wind turbine taller than the world’s tallest Statue of Unity with blades spanning wider than the wingspan of a jumbo jet has been installed at Mundra in Gujarat by Adani New Industries as a part of its renewable energy expansion plans.  

“Adani New Industries on Thursday announced the installation of the country’s largest Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) in Mundra, Gujarat,” a company statement has said. 

The turbine has been installed by Mundra Windtech (MWL), a wholly-owned subsidiary incorporated by Adani Enterprises (AEL). 

This prototype is also the first addition to the portfolio of Adani New Industries (ANIL) and has laid the foundation for installation of even bigger wind turbine generators, it has stated. 

Standing 200 metres tall, the wind turbine has the capacity to produce 5.2 mw of electricity and can power approximately 4,000 homes. 

It is taller than the world’s tallest statue, the Statue of Unity (182 metres), the statement has added. 

Wind turbines have had a growth spurt over the last couple of years. Turbines of the capacity above 4 mw are typically associated with offshore installation – where the machines have gone as big as 14 mw. 

But an onshore turbine of 5.2 mw is a rarity and certainly not seen in India. This machine is a first and has been built with technology from W2E (Wind to Energy) of Germany, the statement adds. 

It will work at wind speeds as low as 3 metres per second (mps) and up to 20 mps, reaching its optimum power production at around 12 mps wind speeds. 

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