Unique initiative by Uruguay to partner with Brazil to achieve its energy security mission
- First wind energy JV between Uruguay and Brazil for 65.1 MW to harness Wind Energy
- Suzlon has executed the 65.1 MW project with 31 WTGs of S95-90 and will provide lifetime service to the Wind Energy Park
- The 65.1 MW project will provide power to ~20300 million households in Uruguay and curb ~0.11 million tonnes of CO2 emissions each year
2nd March 2015: Montevideo (Uruguay)/ Pune (India): Suzlon Group, the worlds fifth largest* wind
turbine maker today announced commissioning of Rouar S As Wind Energy Farm at Artilleros for 65.1
MW. The Wind Farm is located 170 km east of Uruguays capital Montevideo and was inaugurated by
the President of Brazil, Ms. Dilma Rousseff and President of Uruguay, Mr. Jose Mujica. This is the first
of its kind joint venture between Brazil and Uruguay to harness wind energy for energy security.
Suzlon is responsible for complete Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and life-time
service thereon of the Wind Energy Park at Artilleros. The 65.1 MW Wind Energy Park is located on
state-owned land near Tarariras city in Uruguay's Colonia province. The energy farm includes Suzlons
31 WTGs (Wind Turbine Generators) of S95-90 make with a rated capacity of 2.1 MW.
Mr.Tulsi R. Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon Group said, The successful completion of the maiden project in
Uruguay is a strong testament to Suzlons diversified product portfolio that seamlessly caters to
different markets and geographies. We stand committed to build on our technological edge and offer
new age products and best in class services. Suzlon is committed to contribute to Uruguays energy
basket by reducing its carbon footprint and achieve the countrys vision of energy security and low
Rouar S A is a joint venture (JV) set up by Brazilian federal power company Electrobras and Uruguayan
partner Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas (UTE). The power generated from
this project will be fed into Uruguays national grid to meet the regions energy needs. Uruguay aims to
increase its energy from renewables in its total primary consumption to 50% by 2015 as compared to
about 40% in 2012.
Construction of the Artilleros wind farm started in January 2014 and is Electrobrass first international
investment. UTE is building another 468.1MW at six wind farms. Uruguay ended 2014 with 700MW of
installed wind power capacity, up from 59MW a year earlier. The country is expected to end 2015 with
1GW of wind and meet its target to source 15% of its power supply from renewables.
Suzlon takes immense pride in powering Uruguay with clean energy wind projects. The Uruguay
government with its focused approach on enhancing its renewable energy portfolio is aligned to the
dual objective of sustainable development by ensuring Uruguays energy security.
Suzlons state-of-the-art S95-90 2.1 MW WTGS are designed to harness the optimal available wind
resources and deliver higher energy, productivity, improved serviceability.
Suzlon is committed to social, economic and ecological sustainable development across its areas of
operations. With an investment cost of USD 107 million, the project will contribute to reducing
Uruguays carbon footprint by eliminating approximately 0.11 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per
annum. The 65.1 MW project will light up ~20300 households in Uruguay with clean energy.