February 24, 2015
Suzlon partners Brazils resolve in meeting the countrys power needs by adding 350 MW of wind energy capacity
- Suzlon completed projects of over 350 MW completed across key wind sites in the states of Ceara & Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
- Suzlon installed 150 WTGs of the S9X model and 18 WTGs of S88 make
- The projects will provide electricity to ~0.1 million households in Brazil and curb ~0.54 million tonnes of CO2 emissions each year
Pune, India : Suzlon Group, the worlds fifth largest* wind turbine maker today announced that it has
successfully completed installing and commissioning of over 350 MW wind energy in Brazil over a period of 16
months ending Nov 2014 with bulk of 309 MW being added in Calendar Year (CY)2014. This combined capacity
includes projects located in the high wind states of Rio Grande do Norte & Ceara in Brazil. The installations
comprise of 150 WTGs (Wind Turbine Generators) of Suzlons proven S9X product series S95 & S97 and 18
WTGs of Suzlon work-horse of S88, both with a rated capacity of 2.1 MW.
The above 168 WTGs were distributed amongst three major clients representing Banks/Financial
Institutions/Funds and EPC/Construction Companies in Brazil.
Speaking on the project completion, Mr Tulsi R. Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon Group said: The successful
completion of projects in Brazil bears testimony to Suzlons value proposition and our customers confidence
and trust in our end to end solutions. We remain focused on high growth & emerging markets and Brazil is a
key geography of our growth strategy. Suzlon is committed to contribute to Brazils energy basket by reducing
its carbon footprint and bridging the countrys power needs.
Suzlon machines across various wind farms in Brazil have delivered the highest Capacity Factor in Brazil over
the years. According to Operador Nacional do Sistema Electrico (ONS), Brazils national grid operator, amongst
the top ten Wind Farms for the period Dec 2013 to Nov 2014, the first five slots and the eighth rank has been
awarded to the Wind Farms with Suzlon machines.
The three projects will contribute to reducing Brazils carbon footprint by eliminating approximately 0.54
million tonnes of CO2 emissions per-annum. The 350MW projects completed will light up ~0.1 million
households in Brazil with clean energy.
Suzlon entered the Brazilian market in 2008 and has since created a cumulative installed capacity of
approximately 750 MW. The earlier projects of approximately 400 MW are also located in the wind resourcerich
state Ceara, Brazil. Suzlon was amongst the few global wind energy players to identify and harness Brazils
wind energy potential which was at a nascent stage in 2008.
Suzlons S9X suite of turbines - S95 and S97 are engineered to harness the optimal available wind resources and
deliver higher energy, productivity and improved serviceability which in turn ensures higher ROI to customers.
The S9X series is part of Suzlons reliable 2.1 MW product platforms that has been successfully installed across
the globe with an operational fleet of 6.8 GW.