First Suzlon S97 Turbines Arrive In Nova Scotia

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Suzlon Wind Energy Corp., the North American subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Ltd., has announced the arrival of the company's first S97 turbines for North America.

Fifteen S97-2.1 MW turbines, which will be utilized at the 31.5 MW Amherst wind farm in Amherst, Nova Scotia, left the Port of Halifax Wednesday for installation.

Darrell Dexter, premier of Nova Scotia, joined executives from Suzlon and Sprott Power Corp. for a blade-signing ceremony. SP Amherst Wind Power LP, a partnership between subsidiaries of Sprott Power and Firelight Infrastructure Partners LP, owns the project.

Forty-five turbine blades measuring 47.5 meters each, along with gearboxes and generators, are being transported to the project site in Nova Scotia. The turbines will be installed on 90-meter hub-height towers. The C$61 million project began construction in May and is slated for completion in 2012.

Suzlon's S9X product suite, launched in April, is built around a core doubly fed induction-generator-based technology.

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