3rd Special International Training Course on "Design, Installation and Maintenance of Small Wind Turbine"

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3rd Special International Training Course on "Design, Installation and Maintenance of Small Wind Turbine"
Specially for ITEC Partner countries
held during 28th August to 24th September 2019

The 3rd Special International Training Course on "Design, Installation and Maintenance of Small Wind Turbine" for ITEC partner countries was successfully conducted by NIWE, Chennai during 28th August to 24th September 2019, sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India under ITEC programme. The objective of the International Course was designed in such a way that the participants themselves would design the parts / components of the Small Wind Turbines model from the reasonable cost and locally available materials, as also construct, Install, commission and erect the turbine to produce power along with Operation Maintenance practices. The course was attended by 26 participants from 9 different countries, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Guyana, Honduras, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

The training course was inaugurated by Dr. K. Balaraman, Director General, NIWE.

DG, NIWE inaugurating the Training Course with participants

The course content of the training were handled by Scientists, Engineers of NIWE who have years of experience in the field. During the 28 days course, Sixteen classroom lectures were held apart from practical training, study visits to wind farm and wind Turbine manufacturing factory.

The major part of the course contents of the training were handled by Shri. Jorge Ayarza, Engineers and Founder of MINVAYU, Auroville with the support of NIWE scientist / engineers. During the 28 days course, the participants had themselves designed the parts / components of the Small Wind Turbines apart from study visits to wind farms.

Glimpse of Hands on Training
Glimpse of Hands on Training
Participants finished their Small Wind Turbine Model

The participants had visited the Centralized Monitoring Station (CMS) of Suzlon at Radhapuram, where they had a chance of listening from the industry experts who are actually in the field.

Participants at M/s. Suzlon, Radhapuram

The participants were taken to southern part of Tamil Nadu to visit Wind Turbine Test / Research Station Kayathar, where they got exposure on small and large wind turbine testing process apart from visiting wind farms in and around Kanyakumari, where wind turbines are installed in large numbers like coconut trees.

Participants at M/s. RS Windtech Engineers (P) Ltd., Aralvoimozhy
Participants at M/s. Apollo Transformers and Filters
Participants at Wind Turbine Research Station, Kayathar

Participants stayed at Kanyakumari during the study visit period and the experience at Cape Comorin (southern tip of India) are so exciting to the participants such as seeing the sunrise and sunset and cultural visits showcasing the spiritual heritage of India.

Participants at Vivekananda Memorial Rock, Kanyakumari

Dr. K. Balaraman, Director General had delivered the valedictory address and distributed the course certificates to all the participants during the Valedictory function.

Dr. K. Balaraman, DG, NIWE distributing the Course Certificate

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

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