Suzlon Group, one of the leading wind turbine manufacturer, recently announced thatit has won its maiden order from Hero Future Energies, an Independent Power Producer (IPP) company, for 31.50 MW of wind power project. Suzlon will install its S97 suite of WTGs (wind turbine generators) with 120m hub height and rated capacity of 2.1 MW each at Zaheerabad site in Medak district, Telangana on supply and installation basis. The project will be scheduled for commissioning by June 2016.
The S97 – 120m is the Worlds’ tallest Hybrid tower and combines both lattice and tubular structure which is designed indigenously to harness the available wind energy across low wind sites. It increases energy output by ~ 12% to 15 % over other turbines of same capacity. The combination of lattice and tubular gives enhanced tower strength at lower cost. The three-dimensional lattice structure can support heavier weights due to the broad base and reduces the steel requirement apart from being logistic friendly.
Mr. Sunil Jain, CEO Hero Future Energies (HFE) said, “Keeping in mind the emergent energy appetite of a developing country like India, we have embarked on a journey to install a robust portfolio of renewable energy projects in the country. HFE has over 1100 MW of projects in wind in the pipeline. Our Zaheerabad (69 MW) site is our second project in a row in self-development mode. This move validates our efforts to optimize resources to enhance productivity onsite. We are positive about this partnership and have faith in the value proposition of hybrid towers and Suzlon’s capabilities. “
Mr. Ishwar Mangal, Chief Sales Officer, Suzlon Group said, “We are delighted to have signed yet another order for our hybrid towers, with Hero Future Energies. Our Hybrid tower technology is a great value proposition for the customers and we are encouraged by the customer response. The S97 120m hybrid tower is a game changer for the wind industry and is a result of our continued focus to invest in next generation technologies that offer higher ROI to our customers across segments. We will continue to develop new relationships and further strengthen existing ones, and we are looking forward to more successes this year.”