Renewable energy company Suzlon has won a new contract to supply 71.40MW of wind turbines from Gujarat Industries Power Company in India.
The company has agreed to deliver 29 units of S97-120m wind turbine generators (WTGs) with all steel hybrid tower and five units of S97-90m WTGs with tubular tower having rated capacity of 2.1MW each.
The S97 family of 2.1MW WTG employ 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 customers, the company said.
The turbines will be installed at a wind farm in Kutch district, in the state of Gujarat.
The wind power facility will be developed in three phases and it is expected to be completed by April 2017.
Suzlon will also provide operation and maintenance services at the wind farm for a period of 20 years.
Suzlon Energy chief sales officer Ishwar Mangal said: "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 Asia’s largest wind parks at Kutch (Gujarat) with current capacity of over 1GW as at 31 March and ongoing further installations."
As of March 2015, Gujarat had a total wind power capacity of around 3,645MW, out of which 1,742MW was contributed by Suzlon.
Suzlon said that its wind energy installations in Gujarat offset approximately 3.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.
In January this year, Suzlon was selected as the developer and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider for six new solar projects totalling 210MW to be set up in the state of Telangana.
The firm has won the projects through a competitive bidding process from the state utility Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited (TSSPDCL).
Image: Wind turbines. Photo: ©Suzlon Group.