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ArcelorMittal, the world’s second largest steelmaker, has placed a significant wind turbine order in India as part of ambitious plans to extend its renewable energy footprint in the nation
ArcelorMittal, the world’s second largest steelmaker, has placed a significant wind turbine order in India as part of ambitious plans to extend its renewable energy footprint in the nation.
AM Green Energy has made an order with Siemens Gamesa for 166 megawatts of wind turbines. ArcelorMittal and ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India have partnered to form AM Green Energy.
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel runs a big steel factory in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It bought the factory from Essar Steel, an Indian corporation. AM Green Energy will assist the steelmaker in transitioning from conventional to renewable energy.
Siemens Gamesa will provide 46 SG 3.6-145 turbines for a wind power plant in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. When completed, the project will generate enough electricity to fulfil 20% of the Hazira steel plant’s electrical consumption and offset 1.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
The wind energy project will be a component of a larger wind solar hybrid project with a total capacity of 989 megawatts. ArcelorMittal has revealed plans to employ pumped hydro storage to boost the amount of renewable energy it can use for operations.
Large Indian conglomerates and significant international firms have expanded their attention on decarbonization, with plans to establish renewable energy projects or get into renewable power purchase agreements.