V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu has been selected by Union Government as nodel agency for installing offshore windmills along the southern Tamil Nadu coast for generating 30,000 MW green power. The Port has planned to generate at least 2,000 MW power from these revolutionary windmills within a year in the first phase. The Union Government had received project reports from leading companies of Denmark and Norway.
According to media reports quoting government sources, these windmills will have unusually bigger blades and hence these blades will be assembled at the VOC Port itself and taken to the site identified in the sea for installation. Hence, the Port has earmarked ₹700 crore for creating infrastructure facilities for assembling the blades of offshore windmills so that we can achieve the target of getting 2,000 MW power from these windmills within a year.