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Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth largest wind energy company, announced a new contract win in Uruguay with a 65 MW project.
The project, located in the southern Department of Colonia in Uruguay, is developed by Rouar S.A., a unique joint venture between UTE – Uruguay’s state-owned utility, and Brazilian utility Eletrobras – the largest in Latin America. The wind farm will be supplied with 31 units of the S95 – 2.1 MW wind turbine with a hub height of 90 meters, part of Suzlon’s S9X portfolio optimized for medium to low wind regimes. Suzlon will be responsible for full EPC delivery for the project, scheduled for completion in September 2014. Mr Gonzalo Casaravilla, President – UTE, underlined the strategic importance of starting the partnership with Eletrobras in a generation plant, and welcomed the fact that it is in a wind energy project, a resource proven to be one of the most important natural energy resources of the region, adding “We hope this first experience with Suzlon will be successful, and accomplish with our demanding project deadlines and quality standards”. Speaking on the order, Mr Tulsi Tanti, Chairman – Suzlon Group, said: “This is a major order for the company and a big step forward in our push into South America. We are very pleased to deliver our first project in Uruguay, and to partner with both UTE and Eletrobras through Rouar S.A., and look forward to a long and constructive relationship.” “This order not only underscores our technology focus on medium-and-low wind regimes, but also our emerging markets strategy. 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.” More information:www.suzlon.com