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Wind Farms (165.785 MW)

Wind Farm

The Ramco Cements Limited installed first windmill in the year 1993, by set up a 16 x 250 kW (4 MW) wind farm at Muppandal in the Southern tip of India. This was enhanced to 13 MW in the next two years by the addition of 36 x 250 kW wind electric generators. Muppandal has one of the highest wind potential in the country.

Based on the experience gained, The Ramco Cements Limited expanded their wind farm capacity, by installing 69 numbers additional WEGs at Poolavadi which is near the Textile town of Coimbatore, where the wind potential is good.

Machines are installed during the year 1994-1996. These wind farms have the following type of WEGS.

Make Location Capacity in KW

 

Nos.

NEPC Muppandal 250 40
Wind World Muppandal 250 12
NEPC Poolavadi 225 29
NEPC Poolavadi 250 1
NEPC Poolavadi 400 25
Enercon Poolavadi 230 2
Wind World Poolavadi 250 12

The windmills installed during the year 1993-1996 are smaller capacity with a height of 30, 40 and 50 meters only. Total installed capacity during the above year both at Muppandal and Poolavadi site is 33.235 MW.

This capacity of 33.235 MW was the Single Largest Wind Farm in South East Asia at that time.

During the year 2005-2009, we have added upto 119.95 MW of capacity through windmills with latest technology and higher individual capacity machines.

Make Location Capacity in KW

 

Nos.

VESTAS Poolavadi 1650 2
VESTAS Uthumalai 1650 17
VESTAS Thandayarkulam 1650 8
VESTAS Udumalpet 1650 8
VESTAS Periyapatti 1650 12
ENERCON Pushpathur  800 53

We added 47 nos of VESTAS make 1650 KW machines with a height of 78 meters. Total capacity of VESTAS make 1650 KW machine is 77.55 MW.

Also we have added 53 nos of ENERCON make 800 KW machines at Pushpathur region which is around 26 KMs distance from Palani. ENERCON machines are Gear less technology with a height of 75 meters. Total capacity of ENERCON make 800 KW machine is 42.4 MW.

During Mar'16 the company has procured 6.6MW compromising of 6 Nos. of Windmills from its group company M/S. Thanjavur Spinng Mills

Make Location Capacity in KW

 

Nos.

Wind World Pushpathur 800 2
Suzlon Muppandal 1250 4

 

Hence the total installed windmill capacity in Tamilnadu state is 159.785 MW. Among this, the energy from 9.85 MW capacity of windmill goes to the captive use of Salem, Chengalpet Grinding units, Dry Mix Plant and for Nagercoil Packing Plant. Moreover we are selling energy to Tamilnadu Electricity board and group companies from the balance windmill capacity of 149.935 MW.

The Ramco Cements Limited has added Wind Electric Generators in the neighbouring state of Karnataka during the years 2004 – 2006, by installing 2 x 600 KW and 6 x 800 KW capacity Enercon make WEGs at GIM – II (West) and Vanni Vilas Sagar Region (Chitradurga district) to cater to the energy needs of our Mathod plant. Total installed windmill capacity in Karnataka state is 6.000 MW.

Make Location Capacity in KW

 

Nos.

ENERCON Vanni Vilas Sagar 600 2
ENERCON GIM – II (WEST) 800 6

Now total installed Windmill capacity of The Ramco Cements Limited is with 165.785 MW (including subsidiaries) with 235 individual WEGs.

Wind Farm

 

 

 

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