7th Special International Training Course on "Wind Turbine Technology and Applications"
Specially for AFRICAN Countries under IAFS -III
held during 24th October - 21st November 2019
The 7th Special International Training Course on "Wind Turbine Technology and Applications" specially for AFRICAN countries under IAFS-III was successfully conducted by the SDT Division of NIWE, Chennai during 24th October to 21st November 2019, sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India under India Africa Forum Summit – III (IAFS-III). 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. The course was attended by 29 participants from 16 countries, Angola, Chad, DR Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Sao-Tome, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
The training course was inaugurated by Dr. K. Balaraman, Director General, NIWE in the presence of Shri. D. Lakshmanan, Deputy Director General and Head, F&A, NIWE and the Course Coordinator, Dr. P. Kanagavel, Director & Head, SDT Division, NIWE on 24th October 2019.
|Releasing of Course Material|
The course content of the training were handled by Scientists, Engineers of NIWE and wind turbine manufacturers and academic institutions, who have years of experience in the field. During the 29 days course, Forty one classroom lectures were held apart from practical training, study visits to wind farm and wind Turbine manufacturing factory.
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. Leitner Shriram Manufacturing Limited|
|Participants at M/s. Suzlon SCADA Centre, Thattapparai|
|Participants climbing up Metmast at WTTS, Kayathar|
|Participants at M/s. Vestas Training Centre, Chennai|
Dr. Neena Malhotra, Joint Secretory, E&SA Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India was the Chief Guest for the Valedictory Function and distributed the course certificates to all the participants after the intellectual Valedictory Address.
|Dr. Neena Malhotra 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 NIWE, Chennai, India.