Suzlon Group : Pioneering wind turbine technology
Suzlon is one of the leading wind turbine manufacturing groups in the world, with a presence in 32 countries on six continents and over 15 GW of wind power installations that can light up more than 13 million households every year.
Started in 1995 in India, the group is today a true multinational organization committed to sustainability. With a philosophy of sustainable ecological, economical and social development at its heart the group today employs more than 13,000 people of over 35 nationalities in wind turbine and wind turbine component R&D, manufacturing, sales, wind farm development, OMS and project management services.
S9X: Making profitable and efficient wind energy accessible
As the high wind speed sites across the world become saturated the focus has shifted to providing efficient wind turbine solutions that operate at a lower wind spectrum. Suzlon’s S9X wind turbines meet these needs. Taking into consideration the stated dynamics of wind energy, Suzlon has created the S9X suite of turbines - S95 and S97, with a 2.1 MW rating for all markets, which is an evolutionary advancement over the successful S88 wind turbine. The S9X’s
design starts with the current S88, boasting over 4,100 MW of installed capacity in 11 countries and globally averages over 97% availability, making it Suzlon’s most robust turbine until now.
Key inclusions in the S9X design are:
- DFIG convertor featuring variable speed
- Larger swept area with rotor diameters; 95 and 97 meters
- 80-meter, 90-meter and 100-meter hub heights
Doubly fed induction generation
Suzlon’s S9X wind turbines utilize well-proven DFIG technology that has been deployed in more than 5,000 units around the world. Vetted through Suzlon’s S9X prototype phase, the SEG Woodward’s CONCYCLE Power Convertor System has continuously evolved within the industry to adapt to market and grid requirements.
STRONG product backed by proven performance, efficient processes, and a customer focused team, under the umbrella of a global company with local reach. While S9X’s hallmark is its variable speed technology, the company’s holistic design strategy was developed with strong features and components based on the experience of more than 8,000 wind turbines that Suzlon has installed globally. The inherent company culture of ongoing client interaction has allowed for transparent customer dialogue and specific input regarding the S9X product development.
Over 4,100 MW of S88 wind turbines across 11 countries
Suzlon’s talent value chain truly optimizes wind farm operations. From the start, the knowledgeable, can-do sales team is by your side through the complex stages of a wind power project and is strongly supported by outstanding OMS, SCADA and 24/7 monitoring teams. This strength is further leveraged with a global team holding deep international experience to enhance Suzlon’s value chain.
SMART enhancements, innovation and comprehensive design driven through the entire technology platform for better reliability. Suzlon turbines are smart throughout the entire technology value chain by wisely meeting industry standards that utilize solid design, advanced engineering, and efficient production and distribution. Smart S9X innovation and comprehensive design increases energy yield, improves serviceability and ease of maintenance for this latest generation of wind turbine.
- Workhorse 2.1 MW
- S88 2.1 MW
- 97% availability worldwide
- DFIG technology
- Advanced pitch system
- New nacelle design
- Robust gearbox
- Taller tower heights
- Additional yaw drive
New S9X Platform
S95 DFIG 2.1 MW
- 95m rotor diameter
- Increased yield for class IIA sites
- Pitch regulated with variable speed
- Optional hub heights
S97 DFIG 2.1 MW
- 97m rotor diameter
- Wind class IIIA
- Longer blade provides higher yield
- Pitch regulated with variable speed
Improved Robustness and Performance
Generator: A compact and modular DFIG design allows ease of serviceability and meets the latest grid requirements for smoother power plant connectivity that accommodates fluctuating utility demands. Blades: Suzlon has consciously pursued two different blade designs for the S95 and S97 to operate on a wider wind speed spectrum. Moreover, Suzlon is one of the few OEMs to own a blade testing facility that boasts GL certified static and dynamic testing. Our blades are tested to exceed industry baseline by simulating total life cycle (1 million cycles) in the most extreme on-site conditions. Tested like no other blade in the industry!
Tower: A variety of hub heights are also available due to customer demand, which include 80, 90, and 100m towers at 15% less weight while still allowing higher power generation in low to medium wind speeds.
Improved $/kWh return on investment:
Our systematic approach to the S9X platform, supported by customer feedback and the proven reliability of our existing fleet, reduces the risks normally associated with the introduction of a new turbine. You can be assured of a strong product and warranty, backed by smart comprehensive design and a safe company culture that will help you gain a higher return on investment.
SAFE culture of the company is captured in all aspects:
Product, people, processes and documentation. The S9X includes enhanced safety features that aim at making maintenance easier and more cost-effective. Nacelle access doors and an extended beam crane to lower components to the ground make for improved workability with the option of emergency hatch, should the need arise. An internal long-bended crane-rail system makes for convenient handing of parts inside the nacelle. All Suzlon technicians are trained in the work practice requirements that exceed regulatory standard. All employees are expected to join together to make Suzlon a successful, accident-free and a healthy place to work. That’s why we create the leadership capability needed to support a safe company culture.
For more information
Suzlon Energy Ltd.
Sales Office: Fortune 2000, A1, 1st Floor A Wing, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (E) Mumbai 400 051, India
Tel.: +91-22-67233400,Email: email@example.com