India Seeks Offshore LiDARs

India’s National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has issued a tender for the turnkey delivery of four offshore LiDARs.

The turnkey contract covers the supply, delivery, testing, training, installation, and commissioning of the four units, as well as three years of on-site comprehensive warranty and operations and maintenance.

Two LiDARs will be deployed offshore Tamil Nadu, with the remaining two deployed offshore Gujarat.

The tender will close on 26 December.

NIWE is currently in the process of selecting a developer of India’s first offshore wind project, a 1GW wind farm.

Earlier this year, India’s Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced the country’s medium and long-term targets for offshore wind capacity, aiming for 5GW by 2022 and as much as 30GW by 2030.

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