Suzlon Commissions India’s Tallest Hybrid Concrete Tubular Tower

Suzlon Group announced the installation and commissioning of India's tallest Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) with a Hybrid Concrete Tubular (HCT) Tower.

Suzlon Group announced the installation and commissioning of India’s tallest Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) with a Hybrid Concrete Tubular (HCT) Tower. The first prototype of S120 – 140m HCT has been commissioned at the Tirunelveli site in Tamil Nadu.

J P Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon Group said, “The Indian wind energy market is evolving due to the transition to competitive bidding and it has become crucial for us to offer technologically advanced products that are best suited for sites in India and ensure higher return on investment (RoI) to our customers. We continue to invest in R&D with an aim to develop innovative products that reduce the levelised cost of energy (LCoE). We pioneered the country’s first Hybrid Lattice Tubular (HLT) Tower in 2014 and now introduce the country’s tallest Hybrid Concrete Tubular Tower.”

Duncan Koerbel, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Suzlon Energy, said, “Our R&D efforts are concentrated on innovation across the board, be it in tower technology, blades or control systems with a single point focus on reducing the LCoE. Suzlon does not believe in one size fits all and is providing solutions for the whole country. We are capitalising on tried and tested 2.1 MW platform and manufacturing operations and making it even better with a new 120 meter rotor. We have had huge success with our Hybrid Lattice Tubular (HLT) tower technology and the newly developed HCT tower will broaden our portfolio.”