The Suzlon Group, the wind turbine supplier based in Pune, India, has recently announced its first order win for 71.40 MW wind power project from Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd (GIPL), a public sector company based in the Gujarat state of India, which is engaged in the business of electrical power generation.
Located in Kutch district, Gujarat, the project will be completed in three phases with execution culminating by April 2017. Suzlon will execute the entire project on a turnkey basis and will also provide operation and maintenance services for a period of 20 years.
Suzlon will install 29 units of S97-120 meters Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) with all steel hybrid tower and 5 units of S97-90 meters WTG with tubular tower having rated capacity of 2.1 MW each.
The S97 series of 2.1MW WTG feature the time tested Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology which is designed to maximize generation at lower wind sites. It not only delivers higher energy output, but also offers higher return on investment for our customers.
At a height of 120 meters the S97-120 meters, the all steel hybrid tower combines both lattice and tubular structures, designed to enhanced availability of wind resources at higher altitudes in low wind sites. Additionally, the combination of lattice and tubular gives enhanced tower strength at lower cost.
Suzlon has more than two decades of experience in wind sector and maintains and services more than 9 GW across India, accounting for nearly 37% of the country’s total installations.
Ishwar Mangal, Chief Sales Officer at Suzlon Energy, said:
“Gujarat has been at the forefront of generating power through renewable energy sources and Suzlon has played a pivotal role in contributing to its renewable energy portfolio. We have developed one of Asia’s largest wind parks at Kutch (Gujarat) with current capacity of over 1 GW as at 31st March and ongoing further installations. We are pleased to partner with Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd. (GIPL) for driving their commitment towards sustainable and affordable energy. We are thankful to GIPL for the confidence reposed in Suzlon and its technology. With our comprehensive product portfolio, robust in-house R&D and more than 2 decades of experience in providing end-to-end solutions to customers alongwith integrated maintenance and services, we are best equipped to pursue our focus on bringing down the cost of energy.”