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Suzlon Receives 31.5 MW Order From Canada-Based Sprott Power Corp.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Suzlon Receives 31.5 MW Order From Canada-Based Sprott Power Corp.11:49 EDT Tuesday, June 14, 2011- Nova Scotia project features new S97 wind turbines - Project includes Suzlon EPC services in Nova ScotiaCHICAGO, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Suzlon Wind Energy Corp., the North American subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL) ? the world's fifth largest wind turbine manufacturer* ? announced today a new order for 15 S97-2.1 MW wind turbines at an Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada wind power 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 installations of 31.5 MW, the project at full capacity will produce enough energy to power more than 11,000 Canadian homes. Suzlon Group reinforces its presence in Canada after securing 300 MW in orders through REpower in January this year."This is our first order of the new S9X turbines in North America and we're pleased Sprott chose Suzlon for this project," said Andris Cukurs, CEO of Suzlon Wind Energy Corp. "The S9X-2.1 MW turbine is an evolution of Suzlon's proven technology platform and every aspect of the turbine features enhanced design to deliver a higher return on investment for the customer," said Cukurs.The S9X suite of wind turbines has been developed to take advantage of low-to-moderate wind speeds. The S9X suite has evolved from S88, which is Suzlon's proven work horse providing more than 97 percent availability globally from 2000 running wind turbines in diverse climates, grids and terrains. New blade designs, with 95- and 97-meter rotor diameters, provide a larger swept area for more power production at lower wind speeds. To ensure the highest standards in quality, Suzlon's blade testing far exceeds the industry baseline by simulating blade performance for extreme onsite conditions."Sprott Power is pleased to embark on our latest wind power project with experienced wind turbine suppliers like Suzlon," said Jeff Jenner, CEO of Sprott Power. "We've seen the outstanding availability record of Suzlon's fleet of turbines in the U.S. and believe their evolutionary S97 turbine will be an ideal fit for our power plant needs. We expect that the completion of the Amherst Project will nearly double our annual production of renewable energy."Pursuant to a 10-year warranty, maintenance and service agreement, Suzlon will provide operation and maintenance services for the Amherst Project. The S97 turbines at Amherst will be installed on 90-meter hub height towers. The S9X turbines have variable tower heights of 90 or 100 meters, leading to low cost optimization and higher power generation. The turbines also comply with low voltage regulation (LVRT) requirement, which leads to better compliance with grid regulation. Additionally, improved sub-systems, like the new pitch and yaw systems, have increased system reliability of the turbines. The end result is a range of extremely reliable products, delivering significant increase in energy yield at a low cost through its life cycle.Wind power installations in Canada have been experiencing exponential growth in recent years due to the favorable economic and policy environment; the cumulative wind power installed capacity in Canada surpassed 4 GW by the end of 2010.About Suzlon Wind Energy CorporationSuzlon Wind Energy Corporation focuses on the North American market and is a subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Limited, India. The headquarters for North America is based in Chicago, Illinois. Sales and service offices are located throughout the U.S.About Suzlon Group: The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world's fifth largest* wind turbine supplier, in terms of cumulative installed capacity, at the end of 2010. The company's global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with over 17,000 MW of wind energy capacity installed in 25 countries, operations across 32 countries, a workforce of over 13,000 and revenues of approximately US$ 4 billion. The Group offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios ? ranging from sub-megawatt on-shore turbines at 600 Kilowatts (KW), to the world's largest commercial 6.15 MW offshore turbine ? built on a vertically integrated, low-cost, manufacturing base. The Group ? headquartered at Suzlon One Earth on Pune, India ? comprises Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including REpower Systems AG in which the company holds ~95 per cent share. Visit us at www.suzlon.comSource: *BTM Consult ApS ? A part of Navigant Consulting ? World Market Update 2010. About Sprott Power Corp.Sprott Power is a publicly-traded (TSX: SPZ) Canadian-based company dedicated to the development, owning and operating of renewable energy projects. Through project development efforts, acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, Sprott Power provides its shareholders with income and growth from the renewable power generation sector of the energy industry. Contacts:Press Contact:Michelle Montague, Suzlon Wind Energy Corp.Mobile: +1 (503) 997 9550Tel: +1 (773) 328 5080Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAbhinav K. Srivastava, Edelman PRMobile: +91 98923 23750Tel: +91 (22) 4353 0210 x 229 Email: email@example.comInvestor Relations Contact:Dhaval Vakil, Suzlon Energy LimitedInvestor Relations, MumbaiTel: +91 (22) 6639 3252Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSOURCE Suzlon Wind Energy Corp.