India-based renewable energy solutions provider Suzlon Group has received an order from an independent power producer (IPP) for the development of a 226.8MW windpower project in the Indian state Andhra Pradesh.
Under the terms of the deal, Suzlon will install 108 units of S111 90m tubular tower with rated capacity of 2.1MW.
Located in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, the facility is expected to be completed by March this year.
Suzlon Group's chief executive officer J.P. Chalasani said: “The order win is a testament of increased interest and investments from IPPs in the wind sector and we are confident that the demand from IPPs will continue to grow.
“We are working with most of the IPPs in India and they constitute 80% of our current order book. This order also reiterates the customer confidence in our technology, product portfolio, execution, and lifecycle asset management capabilities.”
Having entered both an exclusive supply and installation agreement (SIA) and engineering and construction of the wind power project, the company will be responsible for delivering operation, and maintenance, and life cycle asset management services for an initial period of ten years.
Once in operation, the plant will have the ability to generate enough power to supply electricity to more than 1,20,000 Indian homes. The facility will also be able to reduce carbon emissions by 0.48 million tonnes every year.
The S11 X 2.1MW platform comprises time-tested doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) technology, which is developed to harness available wind resources to its optimum level, thereby facilitating higher energy generation.