Suzlon Energy Ltd and Continuum Wind Energy have entered into a contract for the supply, erection and commissioning of 40 units of S95 – 2.1 MW turbines, corresponding to 84 MW in FY2012-13.
The S95 turbine with its 95 meter rotor diameter is part of Suzlon’s S9X suite, which features larger and more efficient rotors, increased hub heights and technology enhancements, like the doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) technology, are designed to harness power efficiently from lower wind speed sites. Key clients include Mytrah Energy (India) Ltd, CLP, ReNew Power Ventures Pvt Ltd, Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Ltd, Sprott Energy and Cennergi (Pty) Ltd, among others.
Arvind Bansal, chief executive officer, Continuum Wind Energy said, “We are extremely optimistic about the outlook and opportunities in the Indian wind energy market. This project is a part of our plan to be a leading wind IPP with a focus on development of efficient wind farms. We are happy to partner with Suzlon, with its market leadership in India, end-to-end capacities across the wind energy value chain, reliable technology, efficient executive and close collaborative approach, towards achieving this goal.“
Rohit Modi, chief executive officer – India and Emerging Markets, Suzlon Energy said, “We are pleased to receive this order from Continuum Wind Energy, and look forward to partnering with the company in its ambitious plans for the wind energy sector in India.“
“The IPP segment is set to form an increasingly large part of the Indian wind market with growing participation and investment from domestic and international IPPs. Suzlon, with our strong supply chain base in low-cost geographies, deep market experience and robust technology, is ideally positioned to partner in this growth,“ he added.