Indian renewable energy solutions provider Suzlon Group has won its first order from Atria Power for the development of a 50.4MW wind power project in Tuticorin in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Under the terms of the contract, Suzlon will install 12 units of S111-140m and 12 units of S120-140m wind turbine generators with a hybrid lattice tubular (HLT) tower, with rated capacity of 2.1MW each.
The project will be commissioned in two phases by the first half of FY2020. It will provide electricity to 43,000 households and curb 142,569 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
The order is part of the company’s Letter of Intent (LoI) orders of 484MW.
In addition to executing the project on turnkey basis, Suzlon will also provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services.
Atria Brindavan Power director Sunder Raju said: “In our plan to build 1,000 MW of power projects, we are actively enhancing our renewable energy portfolio in the country in line with government’s thrust on green energy.
“The project will further our footprint in Tamil Nadu’s commercial and industrial (C&I) energy space.
“We are simultaneously working on converting this plant into a Wind-Solar PV hybrid plant to provide a more reliable energy supply to our customers.
“We are pleased to partner with Suzlon, given their technologically advanced products, EPC capabilities, operations and maintenance services.”
The S111-140m and S120-140m wind turbine generators feature the doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) technology that integrates wind turbines into the utility network to meet the grid requirements.
These turbines are designed to optimally harness wind resources at higher altitudes, making low-wind sites viable.
Suzlon Group CEO JP Chalasani said: “We are glad to partner with Atria Power and look forward to forge a solid partnership with this maiden venture.
“We believe the synergy in our common resolve towards India’s energy security brought us together to partner for this project.
“We are seeing an increased interest from all customer segments to invest in renewable energy. Suzlon’s concept to commissioning’ and value added services for the life time of the project, offers convenience to customers for setting up wind power projects.
“The project will be commissioned in two phases and will comprise of S111-140m and S120-140m, the tallest wind turbines in the country.”