Suzlon Group to supply wind turbines in Uruguay

India-based wind energy company Suzlon Group has secured a new 65MW contract to deliver turbines for a wind power project in Uruguay.

Under the deal, the company will deliver 31 units of the S95-2.1MW wind turbine with a hub height of 90m, which are part of Suzlon’s S9X portfolio that have been optimized for medium to low wind systems.

The company will also manage full EPC delivery for the project that is scheduled for completion in September 2014.

Suzlon Group chairman Tulsi Tanti said that the company is pleased to deliver its first project in Uruguay, and to partner with both UTE and Eletrobras through Rouar, and look forward to a long and constructive relationship.

“We believe South America will drive major growth in wind energy, which provides sustainable solutions that balance the region’s growing need for power to drive development, against the need to protect a diverse and fragile environment,” Tanti added.

Located in the southern Department of Colonia in Uruguay, the project is developed by Rouar, a unique joint venture between UTE-Uruguay’s state-owned utility and Brazilian utility Eletrobras.

UTE president Gonzalo Casaravilla said, “We hope this first experience with Suzlon will be successful, and accomplish with our demanding project deadlines and quality standards.”