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 world’s 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 – Uruguay’s 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 Suzlon’s S9X portfolio optimized for medium to low wind
regimes.

Suzlon will be responsible for full EPC delivery for the project, scheduled for completion in
September 2014.

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 region’s
growing need for power to drive development, against the need to protect a diverse and
fragile environment.”

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