world, today announced its repeat order win of 50.40 MW from a leading power utility. The project
consists of 24 units of S97 120m hybrid tower with a rated capacity of 2.1 MW. Located in Kutch,
Gujarat, the project will be completed by March 2017.
Suzlon will execute the entire project on a turnkey basis and will also provide operation and
maintenance services for an initial period of 14 years through an integrated service package. The
project has the potential to provide power to over 27,000 households and reduce 0.10 million tonnes
of CO2 emissions per annum.
J.P. Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon Group said, We are pleased to partner this leading power utility
yet again in meeting their commitments of providing sustainable and affordable energy. India is
witnessing a paradigm shift in the renewable energy landscape and it is heartening to witness power
generation utilities embracing alternative energy to build up a robust sustainable energy architecture.
We are best equipped to pursue our efforts in bringing down the cost of energy with our comprehensive
product portfolio, robust in-house R&D and more than two decades of experience in providing end-toend
solutions to customers along with a dedicated Life Cycle Asset management service capability.
The S97 series of 2.1 MW WTG feature the time tested Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG)
technology which is designed to maximise generation at lower wind sites. It not only delivers higher
energy output, but also offers higher return on investment for our customers.
At a height of 120 meters the S97-120m is the Worlds tallest All-Steel Hybrid tower which combines
both lattice and tubular structures, designed indigenously to harness the enhanced availability of wind
resources at higher altitudes making low wind sites viable. The combination of lattice and tubular gives
enhanced tower strength at lower cost. The three-dimensional lattice structure can support heavier
weights due to the broad base and reduces the steel requirement apart from being logistic friendly.
The prototype, set up in November 2014, at Kutch, Gujarat, achieved a PLF of 35%.
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 16.07 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.
Over 10 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.