Suzlon Group, a global renewable energy solutions provider, announced that it won and order from Oil India Ltd (OIL) for a 52.50 MW wind power project capacity. The order comprises of Suzlon’s latest product offerings- the S111 90m wind tubular tower and S97 120m Hybrid Wind Tower with a rated capacity of 2.1 MW each. The project is capable of providing power to over 28,000 households and offsetting 0.11 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum.
Suzlon will provide a comprehensive range of services and dedicated life cycle asset management services for an initial period of 10 years. The projects will be located at two sites, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. The projects are scheduled to be completed by June 2017.
Oil India Limited (OIL) is the second largest hydrocarbon exploration and production Indian public sector company in India under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. OIL forayed into the renewable energy space in the year 2015.
The innovative S9X series product portfolio is designed to optimally harness the available wind resources and deliver higher energy and return on investment (ROI) to customers. The S97 2.1 MW wind turbine generator (WTG) features the time tested Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology which is designed to maximise generation and unlock low wind sites.
The S97 120m is one of the tallest all-steel hybrid wind towers (120 meter height) in the world and combines both lattice and tubular structures. It has achieved a plant load factor (PLF) of 35% over the first 12 months of operation. The S111 90m features a rotor diameter of 111.8 meters with a swept area of more than 9500 square meters, making it one of the highest yielding wind turbines in its class. The S111 90m proto type was successfully commissioned in Tamil Nadu.
J.P Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon Group said, “We welcome Oil India Ltd in our customer profile and would be delighted to forge a solid partnership with our maiden venture with them. We are witnessing increasing traction in investments in renewables by leading PSUs. This order win is a testament of Oil India’s confidence in Suzlon’s technology and execution capabilities. Suzlon is in alignment with the nation’s COP 21 commitment of generating 40% of its energy from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030. With our pan-India presence, end-to-end solutions and technologically advanced product, Suzlon is aptly positioned to capitalize on the growing market opportunities in India.”