February 26, 2016
Suzlon wins order of 71.40MW from Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd.
- Order for 29 units of S97-120 m hybrid tower and 5 units of S97-90 m tubular tower with rated capacity of 2.1MW each.
- Project to be completed in Kutch, Gujarat by April 2017.
- To provide operation and maintenance service for a period of 20 years.
Pune, India: The Suzlon Group, one of the leading global renewable energy solutions providers in the
world, today announced its maiden order win for 71.40MW wind power project from Gujarat Industries
Power Company Ltd (GIPL), a leading Gujarat based public sector undertaking engaged in the business of
electrical power generation. Suzlon will install 29 units of S97-120m Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs)
with all steel hybrid tower and 5 units of S97-90m WTGs with tubular tower having rated capacity of
Located in Kutch district, Gujarat, the project will be completed in three phases with execution
culminating by April 2017. Suzlon will execute the entire project on a turnkey basis and will also provide
operation and maintenance services for a period of 20 years through an integrated service package.
Suzlon has more than two decades of experience in wind sector and maintains and services more than
9GW across India, accounting for nearly 37% of the countrys total installations. As of March 2015,
Gujarats total wind installations stand at 3,645MW, out of which 1,742MW has been contributed by
Suzlon. Suzlons wind energy installations in Gujarat offset approximately 3.5 million tonnes of CO2
emissions, thereby supporting the transition of the state to a sustainable energy mix.
The S97 series of 2.1MW 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%. It has successfully
generated 6.42 million kWh over the first 12 months of operation. The evolutionary product has
received an encouraging response from customers across segments and reflects in the ~600MW orders
received till date
Mr. Ishwar Mangal, Chief Sales Officer, Suzlon Energy, says, Gujarat has been at the forefront of
generating power through renewable energy sources and Suzlon has played a pivotal role in
contributing to its renewable energy portfolio. We have developed one of Asias largest wind
parks at Kutch (Gujarat) with current capacity of over 1 GW as at 31st March and ongoing further installations.
We are pleased to partner with Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd. (GIPL) for driving their
commitment towards sustainable and affordable energy. We are thankful to GIPL for the
confidence reposed in Suzlon and its technology. With our comprehensive product portfolio,
robust in-house R&D and more than 2 decades of experience in providing end-to-end solutions
to customers alongwith integrated maintenance and services, we are best equipped to pursue
our focus on bringing down the cost of energy