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Indian wind energy firms in 84MW deal for BRIC country

Suzlon and Continuum Wind Energy enter agreement for 40 2.1MW turbines in India

The order will add 84MW to wind power capacity in India

Indian renewable energy firms are working together to add 84MW of wind power to the BRIC country. Suzlon Group, India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, and Continuum Wind Energy, a leading renewable Independent Power Producer (IPP), have entered into a contract for the supply, erection and commissioning of 40 units of 2.1 MW S95 turbines.

The S95 turbine has a 95m rotor diameter and is part of Suzlon’s S9X suite. The company says it features larger and more efficient rotors, increased hub heights and technology enhancements. This includes the doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) technology, which is designed to harness power efficiently from lower wind speed sites.

Speaking about the order, Arvind Bansal, Continuum Wind Energy CEO, said he is “extremely optimistic” about the outlook and opportunities in the Indian wind energy market.

“This project is part of our plan to be a leading wind IPP with a focus on the development of efficient wind farms,” Bansal said.

Tulsi Tanti, Suzlon Group chairman said the order “underscores” India’s potential as a “wind market and “investment destination”. 

“With the country’s ever growing need for energy, wind provides the most sustainable, cost competitive solution there is,” Tanti said.

Rohit Modi, the recently appointed CEO for India and Emerging Markets, Suzlon Energy, said: “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.”