October 14, 2013
Suzlon Group wins first Uruguay order; contract for 65 MW project
- Contract for 31 units of S95 2.1 MW turbines
- Project with Rouar S.A., a joint venture wind SPV supported by state-owned
- companies from Uruguay and Brazil
Pune: Suzlon Group, the worlds fifth largest wind energy company, announced a new
contract win in Uruguay with a 65 MW project.
The project, located in the southern Department of Colonia in Uruguay, is developed by
Rouar S.A., a unique joint venture between UTE Uruguays state-owned utility, and
Brazilian utility Eletrobras the largest in Latin America.
The wind farm will be supplied with 31 units of the S95 2.1 MW wind turbine with a hub
height of 90 meters, part of Suzlons S9X portfolio optimized for medium to low wind
Suzlon will be responsible for full EPC delivery for the project, scheduled for completion in
Mr Gonzalo Casaravilla, President UTE, underlined the strategic importance of
starting the partnership with Eletrobras in a generation plant, and welcomed the fact that
it is in a wind energy project, a resource proven to be one of the most important natural
energy resources of the region, adding We hope this first experience with Suzlon will be
successful, and accomplish with our demanding project deadlines and quality standards.
Speaking on the order, Mr Tulsi Tanti, Chairman Suzlon Group, said: This is a
major order for the company and a big step forward in our push into South America. We
are very pleased to deliver our first project in Uruguay, and to partner with both UTE and
Eletrobras through Rouar S.A., and look forward to a long and constructive relationship.
This order not only underscores our technology focus on medium-and-low wind regimes,
but also our emerging markets strategy. We believe South America will drive major
growth in wind energy, which provides sustainable solutions that balance the regions
growing need for power to drive development, against the need to protect a diverse and