Suzlon commissions 65 MW wind park in Uruguay

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Suzlon has announced the commissioning of the 65.1 MW Rouar S A’s wind energy farm at Artilleros in Uruguay.

The wind park is located 170km east of capital Montevideo and is the first joint wind venture between Brazil and Uruguay.

The project has been executed with 31 WTG’s of S 95-90 turbines with a rated capacity of 2.1 MW.

In addition, Suzlon is also responsible for the EPC as well as life-time services. The wind farm construction started in January 2014.

The Rouar JV was set up by Brazilian federal power company Electrobras and Uruguayan partner Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas (UTE).

The generated electricity will be supplied into Uruguay’s national grid.

The power generated will be sufficient to light up 20300 million homes in Uruguay, neutralizing around 0.11 million tons of carbon emission annually.

“Suzlon is committed to contribute to Uruguay’s energy basket by reducing its carbon footprint and achieve the country’s vision of energy security and low carbon economy,” said, Tulsi Tanti, chairman, Suzlon.

For Electrobras, this is a first international venture whereas UTE is also building another 468.1MW at six wind farms.

Uruguay aims to increase its energy from renewables to 50 percent by 2015 as compared to 40 percent in 2012.

In 2014, Uruguay had an installed wind capacity of 700 MW. It is expected that by the end of 2015, the country will achieve one GW target, with 15 percent of its power supply coming from renewables.

Sabeena Wahid
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