November 6, 2014
Suzlon surpasses 1100 MW milestone at Asias largest wind farm in Kutch, Gujarat
- Unveils the Worlds tallest Hybrid WTG (wind turbine generator )the S97 120mat the hands of Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat Smt.Anandiben Patel
- Suzlon generates 1800 MW in Gujarat constituting 20% of its total domestic capacity
Nov 6 , 2014 Kutch, India: Suzlon Group, the worlds fifth largest wind turbine manufacturer, today
surpassed yet another milestone by expanding the capacity of Asias largest wind farm at Kutch, Gujarat to
1100 MW. With this expansion, Suzlon now generates 1800 MW in Gujarat thus accounting for 20% of
Suzlons total pan-India capacity of over 8250 MW. Commemorating this landmark occasion, the company
unveiled S97 120m Worldstallest hybrid tower at the hands of Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Smt
The S97 120m is Worldstallest Hybrid Tower modeldesigned indigenously to harness the wind energy across
low wind sites. It is installed at Jamanwada, Kutch in Gujarat and has successfully generated 1500+ kWhin its
pilot stage of 3 months.
Speaking on the occasion Honble Chief Minister, State of Gujarat, Smt. Anandiben Patel said, The
challenge of global warming has given an opportunity, whereby the world is now looking at clean and
renewable sources of energy to combat climate change. While the 20th century belonged to Information
Technology (IT), the 21st century will be that of Environment Technology (ET).
Gujarat has championed the cause of generating power through renewable sources and has adopted
pioneering technologies in Wind, solar and other renewable resources.
Suzlon has played an integral part in enhancing Gujarats renewable energy portfolio. Suzlon took up the
challenge put forth by Shri Narendra Modi of establishing 2000 MW wind energy in Gujarat and Suzlon has
already delivered 1080 MW in Kutch. We will continue to forge alliances with private players to harness the
full potential of renewable energy in Gujarat.
Mr Tulsi Tanti, CMD, Suzlon Energy, said,The S97 120 m hybrid tower, a potential game changer, is the
result of our continued focus to invest in next generation technologies that will provide energy efficient
solutions thus ensuring higher yields to our customers. As the world is waking up and implementing measures
to combat climate change, the contribution of wind energy in the energy architecture mix across the world
has increased manifold. Governments are now pivoting their attention on renewables to provide the much
needed energy security for their respective countries.
Suzlon groups leadership in offshore wind turbine is a testament of the organizations technological prowess.
It continues to drive innovation by focusing the R&D efforts to develop cost efficient and reliable wind
turbine technology. The group has a wide range of on-shore and off-shore energy solutions ranging from sub
megawatt onshore turbines at 600 Kilowatts (kW) to 6.15 mw offshore turbine.The group iscatering to over
2500 customers across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America.
The S97 120M hub height hybrid tower is part of Suzlons S9Xturbine suite.