January 3, 2012
Suzlon wins 120 MW order in western USA
- Order for 57 units of S972.1 MW turbines, part of the S9X suite
- Project to be commissioned in Q3 FY2013
Pune / Chicago: Suzlon Wind Energy Corp., the North American subsidiary of
Suzlon Group the worlds fifth largest wind turbine maker*, today announced the
sale of 57 Suzlon S97-2.1 megawatt (MW) wind turbines for a large wind energy
project located in the western United States.
Procurement and manufacturing commenced immediately on contract execution
while roadwork and foundation construction will begin in the second quarter of 2012
(Q1 FY13). Delivery of the Suzlon wind turbines is expected to occur in the third
quarter with construction of the wind turbines slated for soon after the first turbines
arrive on site. Commissioning of the power plant is scheduled for the last quarter of
Calendar Year 2012 (Q3 FY13).
According to estimates by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), a 120 MW
project could deliver enough green energy to power up to 36,000 homes.#
Suzlon is really pleased to be installing a substantial project utilizing the S97 a
turbine based on the workhorse track record of our current installed fleet, said
Andris Cukurs, CEO Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation. Averaging over 98 per
cent availability across our US fleet, Suzlon is confident that these 57 turbines will
meet those robust availability standards expected by our customers.
Tulsi Tanti founder, Chairman and Managing Director Suzlon Group,
added: The US is a very important market for us and this order underscores our
strong technology and service offering alongside our robust track record. As we enter
into what is expected to be a year of record growth for the US, we believe we are
among the most competitively positioned to capitalize on this opportunity.
The 120 MW site will be powered by 57 Suzlon S97-2.1 MW turbines, specifically
designed to improve energy yields in low to moderate wind regimes. The S97 wind
turbine is part of Suzlons newer S9X suite that features turbines that address
increased customer demand for low to medium wind-speed machines.