December 1, 2016
Suzlon awarded maiden order of 63 MW from Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Limited
- Installation of 30 units of S97 120m Hybrid Tower with rated capacity of 2.1 MW on turnkey basis
- Project to be commissioned in Gujarat by March 2017
- Project capable to powering over 35,000 households and offsetting 0.13 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually
Pune, India: Suzlon Group, one of the leading renewable energy solution providers in the world, today announced its maiden order win for 63 MW from Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Limited (THDCIL) a Joint Venture of Government of India (GoI) and Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP). The order comprises installation of 30 units of S97 120m Hybrid Tower with a rated capacity of 2.1 MW each. The project is capable of powering over 35,000 households and offsetting 0.13 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum.
The project will be located at Kandorna and Bhanwad sites in Dwarka, Gujarat and is scheduled to be completed by March 2017. Suzlon will be responsible for the entire project lifecycle, from development to construction and commissioning including operations, maintenance and services of the project for an initial period of 10 years and thereafter for a mutually agreed period.
J.P Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon Group said, We are glad to receive this prestigious mandate of THDCILs second wind energy project in India and are privileged to have THDCIL in our customer profile. We look forward to forging a solid partnership towards our common resolve of a sustainable tomorrow powered by clean energy. It is encouraging to see the traction in renewable energy investments by PSUs. Our technologically advanced products and competitive edge in providing end-to-end turnkey solutions will be a perfect fit in executing this project for THDCIL.
The S9X 2.1 MW platform features the time tested Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology which is designed to optimally harness available wind resources. It not only delivers higher energy yield, but also offers higher return on investment for customers.
The S97 120m is one of the tallest all-steel hybrid tower (120 meter height) in the world and combines both lattice and tubular structures. It has achieved a plant load factor (PLF) of 35% over the first 12 months of operation.
About Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Limited (THDCIL):
THDCIL is a joint venture between Government of India and Government of Uttar Pradesh. The company was incorporated in July 1988 to develop, operate and maintain the 2,400 MW Tehri Hydro Power Complex and other hydro projects. The company has an authorised share capital of INR 4,000 cr. THDCIL is a Mini Ratna Category-I and Schedule A CPSE.THDCIL presently has a portfolio of 14 projects totalling to an installed capacity of 6,071 MW under various stages of implementation/ development. The total operational capacity is 1,500 MW.
About Suzlon Group:
The Suzlon Group is one of the leading renewable energy solutions providers in the world with an international presence across 19 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America. With over two decades of operational track record, the Group has a cumulative installation of approximately 15.5 GW of wind energy capacity, over 8,000 employees with diverse nationalities and world-class manufacturing facilities. Suzlon is the only Indian wind energy company with a large in-house Research and Development (R&D) set-up in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and India. Approximately 9.50 GW of the Groups installation is in India, which makes up for ~36% of the countrys wind installations, making Suzlon the largest player in this sector. The company has recently forayed into the solar space. The Group, headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India, is comprised of Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries. Suzlon corporate website: www.suzlon.com