Rajasthan project is part of India’s largest wind park in Jaisalmer with Suzlon offering 20 years operations and maintenance contract alongside turbine supply.
Suzlon has commissioned 48 S97-2.1 MW wind turbines as part of India’s largest wind park in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan and is also offering an operations and maintenance contract for 20 years through an Integrated Service Package. Suzlon Group is one of the leading wind turbine manufacturers in India. This latest project has been delivered by the company for CLP India, one of the country’s largest foreign investors and one of the largest wind power developers in the Indian power sector. The project will provide electricity to over 50,000 homes and displace 0.21 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
The project is located at Tejuva, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, which is home to India’s largest wind farm with a total planned capacity of 1500 MW, of which over 1200 MW have already been commissioned. The Suzlon wind turbines feature Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology, a common feature of modern wind turbines which ensures higher rotor voltages and which is currently the main choice for multi-megawatt wind power projects.
“Wind Energy is an integral part of CLP India’s business strategy and is expected to continue making a vital contribution not only to CLP's growth plans for India but also to its commitment to reducing its CO2 emissions” said Mahesh Makhija, Director – Business Development (Renewables), CLP India. With the successful commissioning of this project, we now have installed wind generation capacity of 874.2MW in India. Suzlon has been our trusted partner and we continue to rely on their innovative & reliable turbine technology to deliver expected life cycle value contribution to this project.”
Mr. Ishwar Mangal, Chief Sales Officer, Suzlon Group, added that the company is currently focused on enhancing its share of the Indian market, endeavouring to bring down the cost of energy and providing clean and affordable energy for all.
CLP India is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CLP Holdings Ltd, one of the leading investor-owned power businesses in Asia. It is also one of the largest foreign investors in the Indian power sector with a total committed investment of over INR 14,500 Crores. CLP entered in the Indian market in 2002 with a gas-fired plant in Gujarat but it is also one of the largest wind power developers in the country with committed projects of more than 1,000 MW spread across six states.
Suzlon Group is based in India but has a global presence across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America. It has cumulative installations of over 14 GW of wind energy capacity, across 19 countries, a workforce of over 7000 and a vertically integrated, low-cost manufacturing base and strong in-house R&D set up in Germany, Netherlands, Denmark and India. The group also has over 8600 MW of cumulative installations in India which is the largest in the country.