India and Denmark launch Centre for Offshore Wind and Renewable Energy

Yesterday (9 September 2021) India's Minister R.K. Singh and Denmark's Minister Dan Jørgensen inaugurated the joint Centre of Excellence for Offshore Wind and Renewable Energy in New Delhi.

The aim of the Centre is to become a nationally and internationally recognised, respected and leading knowledge hub working for a sustainable development of offshore wind energy in India. It was launched as part of the India-Denmark Energy Partnership.

The Centre of Excellence aims to create an optimal environment for offshore wind in India. This is to be achieved through developing best practices, methods and tools in order to minimise risk and reduce the overall cost of offshore projects. It aims to be a virtual knowledge hub based on four working groups with Danish and Indian government officials working together to provide the best available international knowledge to the development of the offshore wind sector in India.

India has set ambitious offshore wind installation targets of 5 GW by 2022 and 30 GW by 2030. It was scheduled to hold its first offshore wind tender for 1 GW off Gujarat this year, but this was pushed back due to COVID-19.

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