January 31, 2012
Suzlon S9X turbine suite exceeds 1 GW in global orders
- S9X suite introduced in April 2011
- Specially designed for moderate to low wind speed sites
- Strong acceptance in all key markets, customer groups
Pune: Suzlon Group, the worlds fifth* leading and Indias largest wind turbine manufacturer, today
announced that it has secured over 1 GW of orders for its S9X suite of wind turbines. This latest
product offering was launched in April, 2011, and has since received strong acceptance from all
customer groups across key markets including India, USA, Canada, Australia and Brazil. Customers
who have already placed major orders for S9X turbines include - Mytrah Energy, CLP India, Orient
Green Power, Coromandel Wind Energy, and Sprott Energy among others.
Certified by leading testing and certification agency Germanischer Lloyd, S9X turbines are already
operational in India, Australia and USA and delivering uptime levels above the industry standard.
Speaking on this milestone, Mr. Tulsi Tanti Chairman, Suzlon Group, said: This milestone
stands testament to our established track record of providing robust, reliable and cost effective wind
power solutions to our customers. The S9X suite is an evolution of our proven, reliable S88 platform
and extends our competitive edge in high growth markets.
Reaching the 1 GW mark in such a short time period with the S9X suite, and its exceptional out of
the box performance also underscores the strength of our R&D process in working closely with our
customers to understand their needs and create solutions to meet them.
The S9X suite is designed to meet market and customer needs based on inputs received through an
intensive global customer engagement program. As sites with high wind speeds worldwide, including
India, get utilized the future potential for project development resides in moderate to low wind speed
sites. The S9X suite, features larger rotor diameters, increased hub heights and technology
enhancements, like the doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) technology, resulting in 14 to 19 per
cent higher power output in comparison to earlier designs. The turbine design makes it possible to
harness power efficiently from lower wind speed sites making the project economically viable, and
through this further expanding the wind market.