Suzlon Debuts S144-140m, 3-MW Series Wind Turbines

    Project Will Provide Electricity To 32,000 Households And Curb 126,000 Tonnes Of CO2 Emissions Per Year

    Suzlon S144 Wind Turbine (Image Courtesy Of Sulzon)

    Suzlon Group (Suzlon), India’s largest renewable energy solutions provider, announced an order of its 3-MW product for the development of a 39-MW wind power project from First Energy 5 Private Limited (First Energy), a Thermax Group company. Suzlon will install 13 wind turbine generators (WTGs) with a Hybrid Lattice Tubular (HLT) tower and a rated capacity of 3 MW each. The project to be located at Thalaikattupuram, Tuticorin, in Tamil Nadu and is expected to be commissioned in 2024.

    The order is part of a 100-MW Wind-Solar Hybrid project by First Energy.

    As part of the agreement, Suzlon will supply the wind turbines (equipment supply) and supervise the project including erection and commissioning. Suzlon will also provide comprehensive operations and maintenance services post-commissioning. “We are delighted to announce our order with First Energy,” said JP Chalasani, CEO of Suzlon Group. “This is our first order with the group and features our 3-MW series product, one of the largest wind turbines in India today. We believe this series will play a crucial role in fulfilling India’s renewable energy goals. First Energy provides green energy to MSMEs and medium- to high-power consuming industries in the country, which aligns with our vision of a sustainable India.”

    Suzlon S144 Power Curve (Image Courtesy Of Sulzon)

    “India is blessed with a potential of more than 300 GW of wind energy,” said Ravi Damaraju, director of First Energy. “First Energy is committed to unlocking India’s renewable energy potential to power the commercial and industrial sectors. We are focused on increasing our green energy footprint in India and look forward to creating many landmark projects in the future that will help us power our customers’ growth and electricity requirements with clean energy.”

    The Suzlon 3-MW Series

    A brand-new generation of wind turbines, Suzlon’s 3-MW turbines feature a 472-ft. (144-m) rotor diameter and are designed to unlock low-wind sites and deliver improved energy yield suitable for all Indian wind regimes. With local content of up to 85% to 90% by its serial launch, this series proves Suzlon’s commitment to innovation and self-reliance.

    The S144 wind turbine generator is one of the largest in India, extendable up to 3.15 MW, depending on site wind conditions, available at a hub height of 459 ft. (140 m) going up to 525 ft. (160 m) by its serial launch. At a 525-ft. hub height, the S144 will also be India’s tallest wind turbine. Suzlon’s S144 fleet will deliver 40% to 43% higher generation than Suzlon’s current model, the S120, 2.1-MW wind turbine, showcasing its ability to optimize wind resources at higher altitudes and make low-wind sites viable. Furthermore, the 3-MW turbine generators feature the time-tested Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology and the SB 70.5 carbon fiber blade engineered and developed by Suzlon. This technology provides the capability to use thinner aerodynamic profiles, resulting in a significant increase in generation yield per unit of land.