Suzlon Wins 52.5 MW Turbine Tower Order In India


Renewable energy solutions provider Suzlon Group says it has secured a 52.5 MW maiden order from Oil India Ltd. for 12 units of its S97 120-meter Hybrid Tower and 13 units of the S111 90-meter tubular tower with rated capacity of 2.1 MW each.

According to Suzlon, the overall wind project is capable of providing power to over 28,000 households and offsetting 0.11 million tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Suzlon will provide a range of services, including dedicated lifecycle asset management services, for an initial period of 10 years. The projects will be located at two sites – Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat – and are scheduled to be completed by June 2017.

J.P. Chalasani, CEO of Suzlon Group, said, “Suzlon is in alignment with the nation’s COP 21 commitment of generating 40 percent of its energy from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030. With our pan-India presence, end-to-end solutions and technologically advanced product, Suzlon is aptly positioned to capitalize on the growing market opportunities in India.”

According to Suzlon, the S9X series product portfolio is designed to optimally harness the available wind resources and deliver higher energy and return on investment to customers. The S97 2.1 MW wind turbine generator features Doubly Fed Induction Generator technology, which is designed to maximize generation and unlock low-wind sites.

The company says the S97 120-meter is one of the tallest all-steel hybrid towers in the world and combines both lattice and tubular structures. Further, the S111 90-meter features a rotor diameter of 111.8 meters with a swept area of more than 9,500 square-meters, making it one of the highest-yielding wind turbines in its class.

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