27th International Training Course on Wind Turbine Technology and Applications

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Brief Report
27th International Training Course on
"Wind Turbine Technology and Applications"
specially for ITEC partner countries
held during 04th - 20th October 2023

The SDT Division has successfully conducted the 27th International Training Course on "Wind Turbine Technology and Applications" during 04th to 20th October 2023, sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India under ITEC programme. The course addressed all aspects of Wind Power starting from introduction to wind and its technology, wind resource assessment, installation and commissioning, operation and maintenance aspects of wind farms in a focused manner along with financial and policy aspects. 23 participants attended the course from 13 ITEC countries, Cambodia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

The course was inaugurated by Shri. Dinesh Jagdale, Joint Secretary, MNRE in the presence of Dr. Prabir Kumar Das, Scientist-D, MNRE, Dr. Rajesh Katyal, Director General, NIWE,
Dr. K. Boopathi, Director & Head, WRA, NIWE and Course Coordinator, Dr. P. Kanagavel, Director & Head, SDT Division, NIWE.

Joint Secretary inaugurating the Course with MNRE, NIWE Official and few participants
Shri. Dinesh Dayanand Jagdale, Joint Secretary, MNRE delivering the Inaugural Address

During the 18 days course, 19 classroom lectures were scheduled apart from study visits to wind farm and wind Turbine manufacturing factory. The course content of the training were handled by Scientists and Engineers of NIWE, who have years of experience in the field.

The participants were taken for a factory visit to M/s. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd., Mamandur, where they had a chance of seeing the wind turbine nacelle assembling, and other connected equipment like hub and gear train with respect to wind turbine from the industry experts who are actually in the field.

Participants at M/s. Siemens Gamesa, Chennai

The participants enjoyed the visiting of Renewable Energy facilities available at NIWE.

Participants visiting the NIWE Facilitiess

The participants were taken on a study visit to the southern part of Tamil Nadu to visit Wind Turbine Test Station at Kayathar, where they got exposure on small and large wind turbine testing process apart from visiting Transformers Workshop at Apollo Transformers & Filters Limited, Nagercoil, Operation and Maintenance of Wind Turbines at RS Windtech Engineering Limited, Nagercoiland Centralized Monitoring Station at Suzlon Global Services Limited, Thattaparai.

Participants at Apollo Transformers & Filters Limited, Nagercoil
Participants at RS Windtech Engineering Limited, Nagercoil
Participants at M/s. Suzlon Global Services Ltd., Thattaparai
Participants at Wind Turbine Test Station, Kayathar
Participants practicing yoga
Cultural Place Visit – Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

The valedictory function was conducted on 20th October 2023. Dr. P. Kanagavel, Course Coordinator enlightened the gathering with the course summary by highlighting the activities of 18 days of the training. Also the feedback given by the participants was summarized and consolidated. The toppers in the assessment conducted were also displayed during the presentation. Thereafter the participants were asked to share their views about the training conducted. Some of the participants appreciated the way in which the course was conducted and some others said that they were planning to shift to the RE sector after this training. They added that that they had also developed a friendship by means of this training that will last for a lifetime.

Finally a standing ovation was given to all NIWE officials by quoting (thank you – Nandri in the local language). Dr. Rajesh Katyal, Director General, NIWE distributed the course certificates to all the participants during the Valedictory Function.

Cultural Place Visit – Vivekananda Rock, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Dr. Rajesh Katyal, Director General, NIWE distributing the Course Certificate

The course structure and organization of the training was highly appreciated by the participants. The participants were very much satisfied by the quality of lectures and hospitality they found in NIWE, Chennai, India.

Group photo of the 27th International Training Course

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