Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth leading and India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, announced last week that it has secured over 1 GW of orders for its S9X suite of wind turbines. This latest product offering was launched in April, 2011, and has since received strong acceptance from all customer groups across key markets including India, USA, Canada, Australia and Brazil. Customers who have already placed major orders for S9X turbines include – Mytrah Energy, CLP India, Orient Green Power, Coromandel Wind Energy, and Sprott Energy among others.
Certified by leading testing and certification agency Germanischer Lloyd, S9X turbines are already operational in India, Australia and USA and delivering uptime levels above the industry standard.
Speaking on this milestone, Mr. Tulsi Tanti – Chairman, Suzlon Group, said: “This milestone stands testament to our established track record of providing robust, reliable and cost effective wind power solutions to our customers. The S9X suite is an evolution of our proven, reliable S88 platform and extends our competitive edge in high growth markets.
“Reaching the 1 GW mark in such a short time period with the S9X suite, and its exceptional ‘out of the box’ performance also underscores the strength of our R&D process in working closely with our customers to understand their needs and create solutions to meet them.”
The S9X suite is designed to meet market and customer needs based on inputs received through an intensive global customer engagement program. As sites with high wind speeds worldwide, including India, get utilized the future potential for project development resides in moderate to low wind speed sites. The S9X suite, features larger rotor diameters, increased hub heights and technology enhancements, like the doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) technology, resulting in 14 to 19 per cent higher power output in comparison to earlier designs. The turbine design makes it possible to harness power efficiently from lower wind speed sites making the project economically viable, and through this further expanding the wind market.