Suzlon Group Successfully Adds 350 MW of Wind Energy Capacity to Meet Brazil’s Growing Energy Demand
Projects of over 350 MW completed across key wind sites in the States of Ceara & Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil; Installed 150 WTGs of S9X make and 18 WTGs of S88 make; The projects will provide electricity to ~0.1 million households in Brazil and will avoid ~0.54 million tonnes of CO2 emissions each year
In all, the above 168 WTGs were distributed amongst three major clients representing Banks/Financial Institutions/Funds and EPC/Construction Companies in Brazil.
Wind Farms with Suzlon machines continue to demonstrate highest Capacity Factor in Brazil over the years. According to Operador Nacional do Sistema Electrico (ONS), the national grid operator of Brazil, amongst the top ten Wind Farms for the period Dec 2013 to Nov 2014, the first five slots and the eighth slot are occupied by Wind Farms with Suzlon machines.
The three projects will contribute towards reducing Brazil’s carbon footprint by eliminating approximately 0.54 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per-annum. The 350MW projects completed will light up ~0.1 million households in Brazil with clean energy.
Suzlon forayed in the Brazilian market in the year 2008 and since then has a cumulative installed capacity of approximately 750 MW. The earlier projects of approximately 400 MW are also located in the wind resource rich State of Ceara, Brazil. Suzlon was amongst the few global wind energy players to identify and harness Brazil’s wind energy potential which was at a nascent stage in 2008.
Suzlon’s S9X suite of turbines - S95 and S97 are engineered to harness the optimal available wind resources and deliver higher energy, productivity, improved serviceability which in turn ensures higher ROI to customers. The S9X series is part of the Suzlon’s reliable 2.1 MW product platform which has been successfully installed across the globe with an operational fleet of 6.8 GW.
Speaking on the project completion, Mr Tulsi R. Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon Group said: “The successful completion of projects in Brazil is a testimony of Suzlon’s value proposition and customer’s confidence and trust in our end to end solutions offering. We are focused on high growth & emerging markets and Brazil is a key geography of our growth strategy. With our wind energy solutions, Suzlon is committed to contribute to Brazil’s energy basket by reducing its carbon footprint thereby mitigating Climate Change risks.”
About Suzlon Group:
The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world’s fifth largest* wind turbine manufacturer, in terms of annual installed capacity and market share in 2013. The company’s global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with 25,487 MW of wind energy capacity installed, operations across over 31 countries and a workforce of over 10,000. The Group offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios – ranging from submegawatt onshore turbines at 600 Kilowatts (kW), to the world’s largest commercially-available offshore turbine at 6.15 MW – with a vertically integrated, low-cost, manufacturing base. The Group – headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India – comprises Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including Senvion SE. Visit us at www.suzlon.com.