Suzlon Group, one of the leading global renewable energy solutions provider in the world, has won an order of 50.40 MW wind power project from Riyadh based Alfanar Group.
This is a maiden order from Alfanar, for 24 units of S111-90m wind turbine generator, each with a rated capacity of 2.1 MW. The project will be completed by March 2018.
Alfanar Energy is a fully owned subsidiary of the Alfanar Group and has set ambitious targets for the Indian market as an independent power producer (IPP) and developer. The group has allocated resources for setting up 2.2 GWs of renewable energy projects in the next five years and will focus on wind, solar (PV and CSP) and biomass primarily in MENA, India and Southern Africa.
Suzlon will execute the entire project on a turnkey basis and will also provide operation and maintenance services. The project has the potential to provide power to over 27,000 households and reduce 0.10 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum.
Mr. Wasim Mallouhi, GM – Development, Alfanar Energy said, “This is our maiden project in the Indian renewable sector and we are happy to work with Suzlon, who are the pioneers of wind technology in the country, besides their project execution capabilities made Alfanar select them for this project. It is our endeavour to provide clean and green energy and have set an ambitious plan to set up 2.2 GW of renewable projects in India, MENA and Africa in the next five years.”
J.P. Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon Group said, “We welcome Alfanar Energy to India and into our customer family. Renewable energy market is growing at a robust pace in India. With our two decades of experience, proven technologies, comprehensive product portfolio, and end-to-end solutions along with integrated maintenance and services, Suzlon is best positioned to serve Alfanar’s ambition to capitalize on the growing market opportunities in India.”
The S11X 2.1 MW platform features the time tested Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology which is designed to optimally harness available wind resources. It not only delivers higher energy yield, but also offers higher return on investment for customers.