Wind power Suzlon gets new order for S-97-2.1 MW wind turbines

Suzlon Wind Energy Corp, the North American Subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Limited (BSE: SUZLON 532667) has secured a new order for S97-2.1 MW wind turbines at an Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada Wind farm project in development by Sprott Power Corp. The project is slated for completion in March 2012 and Suzlon is delivering the project under an Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) turnkey contract.

With total total installations of 31.5 MW, the wind farm at full capacity will produce enough energy to power more than 11,000 Canadian homes. Earlier, this year, the company had received 300 MW worth orders from REpower in January.

"This is our first order of the new S9x turbines in North America and we’re pleased Sprott chose Suzlon for this wind power project," according to Andris Cukurs, CEO of Suzlon Wind Energy Corp. " The S9X-2.1 MW wind turbine is an evolution of Suzlon’s proven technology platform and every aspect of the turbine features enhanced design to delivery higher return on investment for the customer," Cukurs said.

Pursuant to a 10-year warranty, maintenance and service agreement, Suzlon will provide operation and maintenance services for tghe Amherst Project.

The S97 wind turbines at Amherst will be installed on 90-meter hub height towers. The S9X wind turbines have variable tower heights of 90 or 100 meters, leading to low cost optimisation and higher power generation.

With power installations in Canada experiencing exponential growth in recent years due to the favourable economic and policy environment; the cumulative wind power installed capacity in Canada surpassed 4 GW by the end of 2010.