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Suzlon bags CLP India’s new order for 252 MW wind power project in Gujarat

S120-140m wind turbine generators (WTGs) (Source: Suzlon Group)

Suzlon Group has announced its new order win for the development of a 252 MW wind power project from CLP India. Suzlon will install 120 units of S120-140m wind turbine generators (WTGs) with a Hybrid Lattice Tubular (HLT) tower, with a rated capacity of 2.1 MW each. The project is located in Sidhpur, Gujarat, and is expected to be commissioned in 2022.

Suzlon will execute the project with a scope of supply, foundation, erection, and commissioning. Suzlon will also provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services post-commissioning.

Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Managing Director, CLP India said, "We are excited about growth opportunities in India, and our shareholders CLP Group and CDPQ share a vision to invest in low carbon, clean energy portfolio in the country. Our Wind Energy Project in Sidhpur, Gujarat is our largest renewable project at a single site. It is a testimony of our commitment to India's renewable goals. We are pleased to partner with Suzlon, given their technologically advanced products, EPC capabilities, operations, and maintenance services."

Speaking on the order win, Ashwani Kumar, CEO, Suzlon Group said, "We are delighted to partner again with CLP India for their Wind Energy Project in Sidhpur, Gujarat. CLP and Suzlon have enjoyed a long and fruitful association and share a common vision for an energy secure India powered by sustainable and renewable sources of energy. This is the first big order that we have announced post our debt restructuring closure in line with our plans to restart business operations and lead the Indian Wind Energy market from the front. We are seeing an increased interest from all our stakeholders and customer segments to invest in renewable energy. Suzlon's expertise in the Indian Wind Energy Market over the last 25 years offers convenience and reliability to customers for setting up wind power projects in India's varied wind regimes."

The S120-140m WTGs features the time-tested Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology that efficiently integrates wind turbines into the utility network, to meet the grid requirements. Suzlon's next-generation turbines are designed to optimally harness wind resources at higher altitudes making low wind sites viable.

Author : Moulin Oza
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